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Orangutan Awareness Day

Discover the fascinating natural history of orangutans and learn how you can help them.

When

This event has already happened.
Nov 10, 2018
10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Where

ABQ BioPark Zoo
903 Tenth Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Description

Orangutans face many threats in the wild, from habitat loss to poaching. Only three species remain in the world today; all are considered critically endangered. The good news is... YOU can help!

Come learn about conservation efforts, and discover the fascinating natural history of the orangutan and other great apes. Visitors can help create enrichment items to be given to the Zoo's orangutans. Learn how our actions matter when it comes to protecting one of our planet's most intelligent primates.

Discovery Stations

  • Conservation/Our Actions Matter Station: Learn about the threats facing orangutans and the easy things you can do in your daily life to save these endangered great apes.

  • All About Orangutans: Observe the zoo’s orangutans and explore orangutan biofacts to discover what adaptations make them perfectly suited for their habitats.

  • Enrichment Making: Visitors can decorate paper bags for the zoo’s orangutans. Enrichment will be distributed in the afternoon.

  • Craft Station: Visitors can do arts and crafts while they explore the natural adaptations of orangutans.

  • There will also be a keeper talk will be at 11 a.m., and an enrichment toss at noon.

Resources

Palm oil plantations are one of the major threats to orangutans. Learn about the palm oil crisis and what actions you can take to help. Learn more with the Palm Oil Toolkit.

Orangutans are some of the world's Great Apes. Learn more about the other apes at the BioPark.

Price

Included with admission.

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Orangutan Awareness Day

Rubi, an Orangutan at the ABQ BioPark.

Contact

BioPark Education
505-764-6214
or
Dial 311 (505-768-2000)