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Orangutan attack at Sepilok

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Photo: The lifeless body of Yoda after his tragic electrocution at Sepilok   In a Tripadvisor post made by a tourist in March 2017, an orangutan attacked a tourist at the Sepilok Orangutan... READ MORE

Lasah denied freedom

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Dear supporter, On May 10th the Malaysian environment ministry announced that Lasah will remain at the Langkawi Elephant Adventures after an evaluation. In a publication by a government owned news agency [re-published... READ MORE

Sukau bridge project scrapped

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Photo: Proboscis monkeys near Sukau, Kinabatangan. @fotomalaysia The good news wildlife enthusiasts have been waiting and hoping for. The Sabah state government announced on April 20th 2017 that the much much maligned Sukau... READ MORE

California and London demo for Lasah

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Photo: London demonstration @HannahMorrisPhotography In March supporters in California and London of the campaign for Lasah organised public demonstrations for the abused and exploited Malaysian elephant . A huge thank you to supporters... READ MORE

Orangutan public awareness volunteers wanted

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Friends of the Orangutans (Malaysia) is currently looking to enlist two highly passionate Malaysian volunteers, part time, to join us in preserving our national heritage, the orangutan. You will play a major role... READ MORE