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‘Jeremy and Amy’ book saddened me – let’s continue to help the Orangutan despite what he says!

I am realistic enough to know that the devastating rate palm oil companies pull down pristine rainforest in Borneo andSumatrais so fast and furious that there is little hope of stopping it in time to save the wildlife and Orangutan living in said forests. Yes, their habitat is being taken from under them every single […]

Dudley zoo improves its Orangutan enclosure 2011

Dudley zoo new orangutan enclosure 2011

After my visit to Dudley Zoo in 2009 and my follow up with the Zoo to find out why the Orangutan enclosure was so poor, I am pleased to say that the Zoo has now had funding and is making some great changes. I received this information […]

Paignton Zoo, Devon, South West England

paignton zoo female orangutan copyright sandra m dean

They have Bornean Orangutans. I read that in December 2008, the male there made three of the females pregnant! But I am yet to confirm this.

I visited in April 2009, on the Saturday of the Easter weekend, so it was fairly busy, but […]

Chester Zoo, North England

Chester Zoo orangutan mother and baby

I visited this Zoo in May 2009 and was really impressed!

Unfortunately, I cannot find out the names of the orangutans there at the moment, but there are quite a few and the enclosure is huge (both inside and out) – a real show piece for the […]

Colchester Zoo, Colchester, Essex, England

This Zoo has been my local Zoo and frequented since I was a child. Rajang is the old male there (he will be 41 on the 14th June 2009!) and he is gorgeous – very sociable and inquisitive, and sadly Djambe died a few months ago in late 2008, due to a heart attack probably […]