What is Orangutan Caring Week?

Orangutan Caring Week is a worldwide event hosted by World Orangutan Events. The week long event is focused on bringing not only attention to the plight of orangutans but subsequent action on the part of the public. Just being aware of the orangutans’ imminent extinction is not enough to protect them. We must use our knowledge to fight for their …

Revamped Wild Orangutan Adoption Program

The Orangutan Conservancy is proud to announce our new and improved Wild Adoption Program. This adoption program is in partnership with the Orangutan Kutai Project (OKC) and the Kutai National Park Authority to help support and bring awareness to wild orangutans’ conservation. What is a Wild Adoption? The adoption of a wild orangutan helps support OKC in protecting and studying …

Why Are Orangutans Endangered?

Featured/Top Photo: Paulina L. Ela/BOSF Five great apes exist on earth today, two of them are on the brink of extinction, two are decreasing rapidly in population, and one is the most abundant primate species on earth. Orangutans and gorillas are critically endangered. Chimpanzees and bonobos are endangered. Humans are expanding. Critically Endangered The category of “critically endangered” describes a …

Surprise Baby Born at Chester Zoo!

Human’s aren’t the only great apes that can keep secrets! A Bornean orangutan named Leia at the Chester Zoo surprised keepers and staff with a brand new baby earlier this year. Despite the new mom having taken multiple pregnancy tests that consistently came up negative, the newborn came into the world sometime back in June. Although a little while ago …