Bird’s nest soup is a Chinese delicacy that has been consumed for thousands of years dating back to the Tang Dynasty (618 – 907). Bird nests, believed to have medicinal properties, were collected from cliff-side caverns to use as an ingredient for soup, tonics, and other elixirs. Because the collection of nests was a difficult… Continue reading Waiter, there is a bird nest in my soup!
If you asked what the biggest threat orangutans were facing ten years ago, the answer would have been illegal logging. Today, the biggest threat is the palm oil industry. But what about ten years from now? The answer just might be zircon in certain areas. While OFI is working to ensure there are orangutans in… Continue reading Zircon: A New Threat to the Forests of Borneo
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I have chosen Uttuh (pronounced “oo-too”) to be Orangutan of the Month for one simple reason: her eyes. Really they are little different from the eyes of any other infant orangutan at the Orangutan Care Center and Quarantine (OCCQ) except for dazzling white rings that circle her irises. Her eyes are absolutely stunning. So is… Continue reading Orangutan of the Month: Uttuh