Orangutan Day at Monkey World!

Category: Kids,Family

Start Date: 19/08/2019 10:00

End Date: 19/08/2019 18:00

Location: Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre

Booking Essential: No

Description: Help us celebrate all things orangutan, with stalls, fun trails and talks. To recognize the most iconic victim of the palm oil industry, International Orangutan Day is to help encourage the public to take action in preserving this amazing species. From 1992-2000, the population of the Sumatran orangutan is considered to have declined by more than 50%. Its relative, the Bornean orangutan population fell nearly 43 percent in the past decade, from 35,000 in 1996 to 20,000 in 2006. Since these studies were done, deforestation rates have continued to climb which means the actual populations could be well below these. Something has to be done to save orangutans and that is the reason for International Orangutan Day! Come along on the 18th August to find out about our resident orangutans, their rescue stories & the plight of their cousins in the wild. Please let us know you saw us on What's On in Dorset!

Website: Visit website

E-mail: apes@monkeyworld.org

Telephone: 01929 462537

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