Ray and Larry love hanging out on their daily releases to the Orangutan Care Center and Quarantine baby playground. Larry is more timid than Ray and sometimes needs Ray’s encouragement to start exploring the playground. Often Larry will sit in his caregiver’s lap while Ray climbs around the jungle gym.
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The CBS News magazine 60 Minutes II, broadcast a report featuring the orangutan’s plight, Camp Leakey and Dr Galdikas on January 2nd. “The Last Place on Earth: The closest living relatives to humankind are the great apes, gorillas, chimpanzees, and orangutans. Their DNA is about 95 percent the same as man. Does that mean apes… Continue reading OFI and the Indonesian Rainforest Crisis featured on CBS’s 60 Minutes II
Los Angeles – Dr. Biruté M.F. Galdikas, President, Orangutan Foundation International (OFI) thanked President Clinton and the U.S. Congress for passing and signing into law HR 4320, the “Great Ape Conservation Act of 2000.” The bill, signed into law by the President on November 1, 2000 authorizes $5 million in annual U.S. aid to fund… Continue reading Great Ape Conservation Bill Signed Into Law!