Scent enrichment gives animals opportunities for play and exploration. An acute sense of smell is often associated in people’s minds with animals such as big cats but the sense of smell is important to other animals, primates included, as well. With humans, familiar smells can vividly evoke emotions or memories, while new scents expand our… Continue reading The Joy of Scent
Feeding a large family is never easy. But when that family includes hundreds of hungry orangutans with big appetites, ‘meal time’ becomes a daily epic adventure to provide a steady supply of the nutrients, calories and variety that are essential to raising healthy great apes. Most of the orphans that come to our Care Center… Continue reading OFI family unites.
When I first saw Victor ambling down the boardwalk at the Orangutan Care Center and Quarantine (OCCQ), the first thing I noticed was his smile. His mouth is almost always turned up at the corners and looks like a slow smile is about to spread across his face. As I have gotten to know Victor… Continue reading Orangutan of the Month: Victor