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We’re Hiring

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Friends of the Orangutans is hiring! We are expanding in our effort to better help orangutans in captivity and protect their habitat in the wild.   1. Orangutan Activist (full-time) We’re looking for... READ MORE

Katarina Update

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Katarina update: She has found to be in good health, physically and mentally, and disease free! Taiping Zoo is now trying to integrate Katarina with the other orangutans in the night den, and... READ MORE

Katarina Saved!

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Friends of the Orangutan wishes to thank all supporters who played a part in getting Katarina transferred from the horrific Kuala Lipis Zoo in the Malaysian Peninsular to Taiping Zoo, 3 hours north... READ MORE

Two zoos commit to enrichment programmes

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Following dialogues between us and two Malaysian zoos, Melaka Zoo and A’Famosa Resort Safari Zoo (both approximately 2 hours south of Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur), both have agreed to start enrichment programmes for... READ MORE