Category: Orangutans


Meet Winny...

31st August 2015

Winny works at the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Project (a project supported by Chester Zoo) in the quarantine centre. Here she tells us more about her day to day work and her journey on becoming a vet. 

Meet Siska...

30th August 2015

As we mentioned in our previous update we have two vets from Indonesia currently on a three month placement here in the UK. Here's a blog from Siska, who has been working with orangutans in Indonesia for around seven years.

Sharing skills & knowledge to protect orangutans

27th August 2015

In our last blog we introduced you to Steve Unwin, veterinary officer at Chester Zoo. One of the projects Steve is involved in is working towards becoming a major force in shaping conservation medicine work across Indonesia and Malaysia.

A day in the life of a veterinary officer

27th August 2015

It is our mission to Act for Wildlife and be a major force in conserving biodiversity worldwide. We wouldn’t be able to do this without people. 

A perfect day to celebrate all things orangutan...

19th August 2015

Today is International Orangutan Day, and so the perfect time to tell you all about the work we do to protect this amazing ape known as the ‘man of the forest’.

Go Orange round up

14th November 2014

November is here, which means another successful Go Orange for Orangutans campaign is over (until next year). We would just like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part. 

Zoo Rangers Go Orange

31st October 2014

In support of Go Orange for Orangutans our Zoo Rangers have spent October with the orangutans in the Realm of the Red Ape, find out why here.

Speaking to Bradley Driver…

29th October 2014

Four year old Bradley managed to take time out of his busy half term schedule to chat to us about his amazing fundraising activities for orangutans in the wild. 

Going Orange for Orangutans

23rd October 2014

As we draw closer to the end of October we wanted to just take a moment to say a big thank you to the amazing people who have/are supporting our Go Orange for Orangutans campaign.

Orangutan habitat

15th October 2014

Orangutans are umbrella species, large animals that require large areas of native forest to survive. By acting to protect orangutans you will also protect many other species that share the same forest.

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