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Orangutan Awareness Day

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

When

Nov 11, 2017
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 two species remain in the world today; one is critically endangered while the other is listed as 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 and take action station – what action will you take?
  • All about orangutans station – biofacts, arm span activity. Orangutans' arms stretch out longer than their bodies - more than two meters from fingertip to fingertip - and are used to employ a "hookgrip." When on the ground, they walk on all fours, using their palms or their fists.
  • Enrichment making station – visitors can decorate paper bags for entire ape walk and will be distributed at 1:15 p.m.
  • Craft station/ and guess how many biscuits activity – visitors can color a picture of Pixel – they  can take it with them or display  it on the wall. Visitors have chance to guess how many biscuits are in a jar. When they guess correctly they get to choose a joke out of the “orang joke bucket”.

Activities

  • Keeper talk at 1 p.m.
  • Enrichment toss at 1:15 p.m.

 

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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