Today is Giving Day for Great Apes

Every year The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries hosts “Giving Day for Apes,” a fundraising event focused on benefitting qualified great apes sanctuaries across Africa, Asia, and North America. This fun-filled day of giving allows a variety of organizations to compete for different prizes throughout the day. Each organization has multiple chances to win every single hour based upon dollar …

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 …

Dr. Ian Singleton of PanEco & SOCP receives OBE

Dr. Ian Singleton, director of conservation for the PanEco Foundation/Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme, is bring recognized as an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for his distinguished work in orangutan conservation. Dr. Ian Singleton has dedicated 30 years of his life to this important work. SOCP has been a leader in orangutan conservation, by creating a …