Orangutan Awareness Week and an update on Rocky

Orangutan Awareness Week and an update on Rocky

Posted by James Whiteman on 6th Dec 2012

This month from the 12th to the 17th of November is Orangutan Awareness Week (OAW). We'll be going orang-mad (more so than we currently are!) with the aim of spreading love and knowledge of our forest dwelling cousins and drawing attention to their plight in Indonesia and Malaysia. And, for bookings made during this month, we will be offering 20% off all our orangutan focused projects!

You can also help by spreading awareness of orangutans - we'll be posting loads of images, stories and information all next week on our Facebook page for you to share with your friends. Or you can visit the website of one of our main charity partners,International Animal Rescue, to make a donation or even sponsor an orangutan.

If you are following the progress of Rocky at Ketapang, you'll be glad to know that he's finished his quarantine period and has been introduced to the rest of the youngest babies in our baby school. He had a soft start as he was first introduced to Rickina in her hammock and the two of them hit it off instantly and played and tumbled around for hours. Rocky still has mental traumas and is very fragile as a result of his malnourishment. He will need special attention during his rehabilitation process, but he is already showing great progress and gaining weight - and he is no longer afraid of bananas!

If you would like to help aide orangutan conservation in Borneo and see Rocky and Rickina's progress then why not join the IAR Orangutan Project? With big plans, this centre needs as much help from volunteers as possible.


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kim commented 8 years ago
I have only heard about the fires in indonesia, how can I help . I would like to volunteer to assist over there what would be the best thing that is needed now ????

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