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World Orangutan Day

Overview

Orangutans face many threats in the wild, from habitat loss to poaching. Only three species remain in the world today; all are considered critically endangered. The good news is... YOU can help!

Come learn about conservation efforts, and discover the fascinating natural history of the orangutan and other great apes. Visitors can help create enrichment items to be given to the Zoo's orangutans. Learn how our actions matter when it comes to protecting one of our planet's most intelligent primates.

Resources
Palm oil plantations are one of the major threats to orangutans. Learn more with the Palm Oil Toolkit.

Orangutans are some of the world's Great Apes.