19 June is International Orang-utan Day! Sadly the lowland forest habitats of Asia’s only great ape are rapidly disappearing to make way for palm oil plantations and other agricultural developments. Taronga is providing funds and support for projects working to protect vital Orang-utan habitat in Borneo and Sumatra. You can help stop the loss of Orang-utans’ forest homes by choosing sustainable palm oil products at your local supermarket. Photo by Mandy Everett
Frala’s little guy now has a name! The newest addition to our growing gorilla family has been named “Fubumi”, an African name meaning “gift of God”. The two-month-old continues to grow in strength and can often be spotted clinging on tightly to mum’s back. Photo by Gemma Ortlipp.