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The following organizations and individuals are planning events during or around Orangutan Caring (Awareness) Week 2012.  If you know of any events being planned that are not listed here, kindly inform us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will post them.  

We now have organizations from the following countries participating: Australia, New Zealand, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Indonesia, Spain, United States, and UK

 


Australia & New Zealand


save_orangutan_logosmw_c_and_s_logosmSAVE ORANGUTANS & WITH COMPASSION & SOUL
Adelaide, South Australia
November 17 & 18, 2012

 

 

 

 

Sat 17th nov 12 - 5pm, at Feast Festival Adelaide in the Hub, Sun 18th Nov 10 - 4pm at the Vegan Festival Adealide in Victoria Square in the Palm Oil Free Zone. and then Sun 18th Nov 6 - 9pm at Feast Festival Adelaide in the Hub. For more information contact Bev at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. http://www.withcompassion.com.au ; http://www.saveorangutans.org.au


 

 

auklandAUKLAND ZOO
Aukland, New Zealand
November 15, 201
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The Great Ape Race - Thursday 15 November, 6pm - 8pm

Register your Great Ape Team nowWith our friends from Lactic Turkey Events, Auckland Zoo brings you The Great Ape Race - a fun 'oranguteering' navigation event with a difference, that's raising funds for orangutan conservation.

The Great Ape RaceThis fun evening event is a chance for you and your family, or friends or workmates to get a team together for an amazing race at the Zoo. No experience required, just plenty of energy and a commitment to team work!

Registration is open from 5.30pm. Starts are staggered from 6pm to 7pm.

The race is on to save the critically endangered orangutan from extinction - and all profits from this Great Ape Race will go to the Auckland Zoo Conservation Fund to help protect orangutan populations in the wild.

Prices: $25 for adults, $10 for children (4 - 14 years) and $60 for a family (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children) and includes Zoo admission.

Register your Great Ape Race team now!

 

 

 

 


 

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 The Orangutan Project- Sydney

 

November 11, 2012

Shannon Reserve, Sydney (Crown Street, Surry Hills)

 

11-4pm

Adoption, merchandise, travel inquiries to Borneo and Sumatra, 
palm readings, info on palm oil free products 
plus free samples.

A fun and entertaining day out for the whole family for a GREAT cause! 
Come along and help us save the critically endangered "MAN OF THE FOREST". 

For more information email Gail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


 

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The Orangutan Project-Melbourne

Date: 11-Nov-2012

 

 

World Vegan Day in Melbourne

 

 

Date: 11th November 2012 
Location: Princes Park, Royal Parade Service Lane, Carlton North. 
10am – 5pm 
All welcome

Vegan Food and lots more

 
Contact Amber Anile  for further details This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

or 0403025867

 
World Vegan Day Melbourne is a FREE community festival, promoting a healthy and compassionate lifestyle to all vegans and non-vegans alike. Come join us for a full day of food, workshops, talks, cooking classes, live music, exhibitor stalls and more! TOP Vic will have a stall there – so make sure you pop in and say hi!

 


OrangoTango2012Your pledge will help rescue orphaned orangutans, build enclosures, protect habitat, restore rainforest, provide food for orphans, and release orangutans back into the wild!

Rapid deforestation is occurring across the world and the habitat of the orangutan is disappearing in huge swathes across Borneo and Sumatra.

As part of the worldwide Orangutan Caring Week, The Orangutan Project today launches ‘Orango Tango’, a national fundraising campaign designed to build a critical mass of concerned voices to focus attention on the species through the efforts of public supporters. Orango Tango will run until June 30, 2013.

The campaign has been launched to address the worldwide destroying of orangutan habitat, which is bringing the imminent extinction of the species closer to reality.

Supporters are invited to participate in the user-driven campaign, where they have the option of making a pledge to raise funds towards one of The Orangutan Project’s on-the-ground projects. Funds raised will enable more resources to be allocated to where they are desperately needed in order to protect remaining forest and care for the thousands of orphan orangutans that end up in care centres.

“Now more than ever the orangutans and remaining habitat need our support, to prevent the large scale destruction occurring by palm oil companies across Sumatra and Borneo,” says Leif Cocks, President of The Orangutan Project.

The Orangutan Project is seeking to raise another $740,000 of funding to increase its work in the next year. Participants are able to setup their own personal page and invite supporters to join their quest!

It’s TIME to Orango Tango!

The orangutans need US NOW! There is NO time left for them, so there is NO time to lose, make your pledge and raise your funds from now until June 30, 2013.

Get your school, workplace, friends or family involved. You can raise funds for your pledge in any way you like. Your pledge will help rescue orphaned orangutans, build enclosures, protect habitat, restore rainforest, provide food for orphans, and release orangutans back into the wild!

 

http://www.orangotango.org.au

 

 


 

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ADELAIDE ZOO 

Adelaide, South Australia

Nov. 11-17, 2012

 

Adelaide Zoo in Australia will have a palm oil product display in front of their orangutan enclosure each day of Orangutan Caring Week. This will be manned by volunteers who will talk to visitors about product labeling and how to check if palm oil is in the products they purchase. Zoo Keepers will be doing daily keeper talks.

For more information: Adelaide Zoo, Frome Road, Adelaide SA 5000 

T 08 8230 1200,  08 8230 1256 | E  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | F 08 8239 0637 | W www.zoossa.com.au

 


 

Ethikool-logoEthikool
Light Square, Adelaide 
November 12, 16, 17, 2012
 
 

 

 As part of The upcoming Orangutan Week Glenn Alderson will be holding talks on the 16th "Palm Oil Vs The Orangutan" at the Feast Festival :
 
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He will aslo be doing a school talk with over 100 school kids on Monday 12th
 
Ethikool will be running their  Ethikool Stall in Willunga on the 17th 
 
With each of these events they will be promoting their new project "Vets For Orangutans" : 
 
 

 

 


Czech Republic

czechbabyorangutanZOO Dvůr Králové
Štefánikova
November 12, 2012
 
 

 

The second birthday of orang utan baby.

 

 

Employee of the nutrition and zoology department and basic schools leaded by Mgr. Jana Rehorova prepared a fruit cake, a present and enrichment for little orangutan female. Baby girl Tessa was born on 13th November 2010; her mother ‘s name is Zaneta. She is living in the Bird World House together with her mother and her brother Besar.  During the celebration, Mgr. Michal Podhrazsky talked about orang utans keeping in the zoo and Ing. Tomas Hajnys talked about nature conservation in South-Eastern Asia. Ing. Ales Kancnyr wished all the best and some of the 45 participants tried a knowledge quiz “What do you know about orang utans?” The event was held as a part of Orangutan Caring Week campaign of Orang Utan Republik Foundation in cooperation with numerous associations, including EAZA (European Association of Zoos and Aquaria). The aim of the campaign is to inform general public about destruction of rain forests – natural habitat of both orang utan species – which can lead to their quick extinction.

 

 

 


 

 

France

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Zoo La Boissière du Doré

 Loire-Atlantique, near Nantes

November 10, 11, & 13, 2012

 

 

 

At the Zoo La Boissière du Doré, saturday  10 and sunday 11 november, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm :  

Knowledge sharing on non-human primates, Quiz on Indonesia, orangutans, gibbons, forest, etc..  

+ tasting manufactured without palm oil.  

Objectives: Exchange, Education and Raise funds for the Protection of Endangered Species. http://www.zoo-boissiere.com/

  

In partnership with Zoo La Boissiere du Doré and EAZA
"Super U" of Ligné (44850) is a partner in this event !
Also, "C Mon Produit", 9 rue de Pineau, Cholet (49),  will give some Recipes for hygiene products, beauty, household WITHOUT OIL Palm.http://www.cmonproduit.fr/  

   

On tuesday 13th november, Marylise POMPIGNAC POISSON will talk about the influence of the mother on the social developpement of the young macaca and orangutan. In Carquefou (44), at the MFR La Charmelière, at 8:30 pm : http://www.mfr-carquefou.com/ 

 

 

 


  

zooparkFranceZooParc de Beauval

Saint-Aignan

3-11 November 2012

 

 

Students have established video, poster and free games for children and adults to educate and make aware to our visitors the disappearance of Orang-utan: deforestation for palm oil and exotic wood, poaching….

 Our goal is to explain to people the actions that everyone can do to protect these animal.

 If you want more details, contact Laure at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Germany

 

 

germanzooWilhelma der zoologisch-botanische Garten 
Stuttgart, Germany

November 11-17, 2012

 

The Zoo in Stuttgart, Germany will participate in Orangutan Caring Week by organizing an information day at their Zoo School. Visitors will be able to watch orangutan pictures from the wild, hear about sanctuaries, learn about palm oil and hopefully, if it arrives as ordered, people can taste the durian, their orangs favorite fruit.

 


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South Aceh
November , 2012


To be announced

 

 

 


West Kalimantan

 

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Ketapang, West Kalimantan
November 19-25, 2012

 

 

 

 

This year Yayasan Palung plans to carry out these activities between November 19th to November 25th, 2012:

1. Press conference and Special Report Column (date tba):
Following several recent incidents involving human and orangutans in West Kalimantan, we will held a press conference to once again bring people's attention toward the need for better strategy to balance human and orangutan need for space to live.
The press conference will coincide with another activity which is the publication of one page Special Report Column at AP Post (West Kalimantan local newspaper) regarding orangutan habitat's fragmentation, results from our investigations, etc.

2. One week radio broadcast (Nov 19th to 25th) that will air various messages, eg:
- introduction to orangutan
- introduction to orangutan habitat and its current condition in West Kalimantan
- threats to orangutan
- legal status of orangutan within Indonesia law
- rescue efforts

3. Silent art performance at public space displaying messages related to orangutan and the need for action to save them (date tba).

For further information please check our blog in Bahasa Indonesia or our website in English or our crowdsourcing campaign or our Facebook page. or contact:

 

Monalisa Pasaribu, Operations Manager
Yayasan Palung
Jl. Kol. Sugiono Gg. H. Tarmizi no. 05, Ketapang, 78851, Kalimantan Barat, Indonesia
telp: (62-534) 303 6367; mobile:             (62-813) 505 908 32      

 

 

 

 


Jakarta, Java

 

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Jakarta, Java
November   2012

 

To be announced.

 


 

Yogyakarta, Java

copCENTRE FOR ORANGUTAN PROTECTION

November  , 2012

 To be announced

 

 


 

Medan and surrounding areas in N. Sumatra

Organizations: Orangutan Caring Club-N. Sumatra, Sumatran Orangutan Society-OIC, Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme, and other members of the Sumatran Orangutan Consortium

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CPOI logoCLUB PEDULI ORANGUTAN-SUMATRA UTARA
Medan, Sumatra
November 11-17, 2012

 

The Orangutan Caring Club of North Sumatra will be having activities in the Bukit Lawang area in schools during Orangutan Caring Week or Pekan Peduli Orangutan.

For more information, contact Mr. Herman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 


 

 

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 SUMATRA ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CONCERN (SEEC)

Medan, Sumatra
November 11-17,  2012

Orangutan Caring Week, 11th-17th Nov., SEEC will be running a week long stand in Medan for the ongoing campaign to Save Tripa, Aceh and the Leuser Ecosystem. During the week we will be raising awareness of the situation of Sumatran orangutans, teaching environment-based lessons to kids and young people in the Medan - Deliserdang area, and holding a charity auction of orangutan/nature artwork, including sketches and photographs. 

For more information contact Andy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


 

Spain

 

zoo_madridMADRID ZOO
Madrid, Spain
November  12-13, 2012

 

 

Here are our activities regarding the Orangutan caring week:

1.       12th November 2012: Guided visit (free for the general public) about “Sustainability and endangered species”, emphasizing specifically the Orangutan status and problematic.

2.       12th and 13th November: We are going to have a table close to the Orangutan house giving information to the visitors about the orangutans status, dangers, habitat… and the Orangutan awareness week, with workshops for children (making mask and bookmarks with Orangutan motives).

For more information contact:

Maria Delclaux  
Conservadora de  mamíferos terrestres/Curator of Mammals            
Zoo Aquarium de Madrid
Casa de campo s/n 28011 MADRID, (España)
TF: +34 902345014  ext:1402
Fax: +34 917118163
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United States

 

AlbuZooABQ BIOPARK ZOO
Albuquerque, NM
Nov 10, 2012

 

The Zoo will hold an Orangutan Awareness Day on Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 

Visitors can learn about conservation efforts underway and learn how they can participate in helping wild orangutans. Guests can also discover the fascinating natural history of orangutans and other great apes and help create enrichment items for the Zoo’s orangutans.

 

Take a look at our Orangutan-Safe Gift Guide.

For more information contact: Natalie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


audubonzooAUDUBON ZOO
New Orleans, LA
Nov  2012

 

 

 

To be announced

 


 

inthistogetherThe Community for the Promotion of Animal Welfare (CPAW).
UC Berkeley organization, Berkeley, CA
November 11, 14 & 16, 2012
 
 

 

This year we will be hosting events at the University of California Berkeley campus for Orangutan Caring Week.

Sunday
  • Leafletting at the Jack London Square Farmers Market
Wednesday
  • Information table from 12pm-4pm in Sproul Plaza at UC Berkeley
  • Film Screening of Green Desert at 7pm in 126 Barrows at UC Berkeley
Friday
  • Information table from 12pm-4pm in Sproul Plaza at UC Berkeley
  • Film Screening of Green at 6pm in 101 Moffit at UC Berkeley

Click here for materials and ideas for your own orangutan project.

http://inthistogetherblog.com/orangutanweek2012.html


 

birminghamBIRMINGHAM ZOO
Birmingham, AL
Nov 2012

 

 

To be announced

 

 


 

 

cameronparkzoo-wacologoCAMERON PARK ZOO
Waco, TX
Nov. 10-17, 2012


Cameron Park Zoo will kick off Orangutan Caring Week on November 10th with their annual Wildlife Wonderland Day where animals enjoy a variety of enrichment activities and Zoo guests can participate in creating some of the enrichment devices. Throughout the week at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm Zoo visitors can enjoy watching the orangutans receive enrichment and participate in training sessions while zookeepers give presentations aimed at enhancing awareness about this magnificent species. Visitors can register to win a painting created by the zoo's Orangutans. Check out the Cameron Park Zoo Facebook page each day between November 11th and 17th to learn interesting facts about orangutans. https://www.facebook.com/cameronparkzoo    http://www.cameronparkzoo.com

 


 

cfga_newCENTER FOR GREAT APES
Wauchula, FL
Nov. 11-17, 2012


Every day is Orangutan Caring Day at The Center for Great Apes!! The Center of Great Apes’ mission is to provide a permanent sanctuary of orangutans and chimpanzees who have been rescued or retired from the entertainment industry, from research, or who are no longer wanted as pets. The Center provides care with dignity in a safe, healthy, and enriching environment for great apes in need of lifetime care. 

Visit their Facebook page for OCW updates: https://www.facebook.com/CenterForGreatApes
http://www.centerforgreatapes.org

 

 

 

 


como_zoo_logoCOMO PARK ZOO
St. Paul, MN
Nov. , 2012

To be announced

 

 

 


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DUMOND CONSERVANCY
Miami, FL
November 11 & 17, 2012

 

The DuMond Conservancy for Primates and Tropical Forests, Inc., a not-for profit scientific organization located on the grounds of Monkey Jungle in South Miami-Dade County will be celebrating Orangutan Caring Week. Keepers will be informing visitors about Orangutan Caring Week throughout the week. There will be an information and activity table next to the Orangutan enclosure on 11/11 and 11/17.  http://www.dumondconservancy.org/

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elpasozooEL PASO ZOO
El Paso, TX
Nov 11-17, 2012

 

 

“Safeguarding Habitat for a Secure Future”

10 am - 4 pm   Asia Discovery Center discovery stations

11:30 am         Safeguarding habitat for orangutans – Speaker at Asia Discovery Center

12:30 pm         Orangutan Enrichment programs at exhibit

3:30 pm           Safeguarding habitat for orangutans – Speaker at Asia Discovery Center

 

During our daily Orangutan Enrichment programs at 12:30 p.m. our zoo guests will be challenged by our keepers to "play" and interact with many of our orangutans tools.

Daily Orangutan and Palm Oil learning Station at the Orangutan exhibit.  Daily "Take action" opportunities (pledge signing, letter writing to lawmakers and companies using palm oil, using cell phones to contact companies using palm oil) free Palm Oil Shopping Guides created by El Paso Zoo Education Department.  For more information: www.elpasozoo.org

 El Paso Zoo, 4001 E. Paisano, El Paso, TX 79905

 

About El Paso Zoo

Locally recognized as the Best Place to Take the Kiddos, the El Paso Zoo sits on 35 acres of fun and adventure. Bigger and better than ever, the El Paso Zoo is an expansive green space that is home to exotic animals from around the world and features family attractions such as the Hunt Family Desert Spring.  Accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA), the El Paso Zoo celebrates the value of animals and natural resources and creates opportunities for people to rediscover their connection to nature. For more information, visit elpasozoo.org. For news and exclusive content, follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/elpasozoo) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/user/theelpasozoo). 


EriezoologoERIE ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY
Erie, PA
November 17 & 18, 2012
 

November 17th and 18th from 10-noon we will be doing informative Touch tables on palm oil and orangutans.

We will be selling buttons with photos of our orangutans, all proceeds will help orangutans in the wild.

for more information contact:

Heather Gula, Volunteer Coordinator
Erie Zoological Society
423 West 38th Street
P.O. Box 3268
Erie PA 16508
Phone: 814-864-4091 ext 223
Fax: 814-864-1140

 

 

 


henryvilaslogoHENRY VILAS ZOO
Madison, WI
November 12-20th

 

To be announced

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


houstonzooHOUSTON ZOO/WORTHAM WORLD OF PRIMATES
Houston, TX
Nov 10-18, 2012

 

 

 

The Houston Zoo will be participating in International Orangutan Caring Week from November 10-18.  The Houston Zoo’s primate staff will conduct a Meet the Keeper Talk at the Wortham World of Primates orangutan habitat daily at 3:30 PM.  Plus, visit our booth at the orangutan exhibit on November 17-18 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm; to shop for painted compact mirrors, photo note cards, animal paintings, and many other items to raise funds to protect them in the wild. We will have available the beautiful one-of-a-kind orangutan painted Christmas ornaments, that can only be purchased once a year at this event. http://www.houstonzoo.org/en/cev/609

 

 

 


 

jacksonJACKSON ZOO
Jackson, MS
November 2012

To be announced

 


 

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NUUBIACHOCOLAT
Pleasanton, CA

 November 12-17, 2012

Nuubia Chocolat will be celebrating Orangutan Caring Week by inviting the public to visit their store at 5673 W La Positas Blvd., Pleasanton,CA 94588. If you mention you are celebrating Orangutan Caring Week, the chocolatiers of this orangutan safe and exquisite chocolate will give you a Lolli, wonderful chocolate on a stick. Nuubia will be at OURF's Annual Fundraiser in Beverly Hills on Nov 17th. For more information visit Nuubiachocolat

 


omahahenrydoorlyOMAHA'S HENRY DOORLY ZOO
Omaha, NE
November 2012

To be announced

 


 

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ORANG UTAN REPUBLIK FOUNDATION

Green Festival

Los Angeles, CA
November 17 & 18, 2012 - 10am-4pm

OURF will be participating in Green Festival in Los Angeles. Come before or after our Annual Fundraiser. We will be at booth 830a.  

Green Festival, the nation's largest and most diverse sustainability event returns to the LA Convention Center, located at 1201 S. Figueroa Street. Los Angeles Green Festival will offer not only an incredible sense of community but also the largest, most diverse and most trusted place for learning, shopping and having fun! Featuring an organic food court; an environmental film installation presented by the Sierra Club; hands-on DIY workshops; organic vegan and vegetarian cooking demonstrations; an organic beer and wine garden; live music; and, an incredible Green Marketplace for all of your holiday shopping needs, featuring products and services from local, regional and national green and sustainable businesses and organizations.

For More Information visit:http://www.greenfestivals.org/updates/green-festival-returns-to-los-angeles-november-17-18

 

 


oregon-zoo-logoOREGON ZOO
Portland, OR
November, 2012

 

 

To be announced

 

 

 

 

 


tropicalsalvageFundraiser for ORANGUTAN OUTREACH at TROPICAL SALVAGE

2233 NW York Street

Portland, OR

Saturday, Nov. 10;  4-7 PM

 

Come on out and learn about wild orangutans and what you can do to help save them! Tropical Salvage (www.tropicalsalvage.com/) is hosting a fundraiser for Orangutan Outreach (www.redapes.org) to help save critical orangutan habitat. This year's theme for Orangutan Caring Week is "Safeguarding Habitat for a Secure Future"

 

At 5:00 pm, Dr. Meredith Bastian, Curator of Primates and Small Mammals at the Philadelphia Zoo, will be presenting on her 7 + years of orangutan field research in Indonesian Borneo. Following Dr. Bastian, Richard Zimmerman, the founding director of Orangutan Outreach, will give an update on Orangutan Outreach and our most current projects.

 

A suggested donation of $10adults/$5 students will be taken at the door.Light snacks will be served and beverages have been provided by Ninkasi Brewing.

 

For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

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PHOENIX ZOO
Phoenix, AZ  
Nov. 10 and 11, 2012
 

 

10 AM – 2PM each day.

 -Bio Facts table with an orangutan and gibbon skull, gibbon hand, hopefully an orangutan hand, and printouts of orangutan hands and feet. This will allow the ZooTeens to talk about the arboreal nature of orangutans and how their specialized hands and feet make them so adept at moving through the trees. The teens at this table can also highlight some of the tool use observed in orangutans as well as the intelligence required to make tools and problem solve. 

-A, "How Do You Measure Up" activity where guests can compare their arm span to that of an orangutan. We've got a big orange fuzzy shirt with arms that, when suspended from two poles, will allow guests to stand in front of it, hold out their arms, and see how they "measure up." 

-An activity titled, "Let's Put Orangutans Back in the Forest." One of the ZooTeens is going to draw a forest on some butcher paper and using our orangutan stamps; kids can help 'put the orangutans back in the forest.' If they do that they then get a sticker of Michael as a reward! Again, this activity can be used to describe the plight of wild orangutans. 

-A table will be dedicated to the palm oil crisis. We've got brochures for guests that highlight which products or manufacturers don't use or use sustainable means when it comes to palm oil use. We'll also have posters printed out highlighting the palm oil crisis and the effect it's having on wild orangutan populations. 

-A "Make an Orangutan Diet" station. Here kids can put together what they think an orangutan's diet consists of. We'll also have a poster printed out showcasing what orangutans eat in the wild. Melanie is also buying a Durian fruit.

Phoenix Zoo- 455 North Galvin Parkway; Phoenix, AZ 85008


RHWALogoROLLING HILLS WILDLIFE ADVENTURE
Salina, KS
November 10, 2012


Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure have scheduled “Go Orange for Orangutans Day” on Saturday, November 10, 2012. All guests that wear orange on that particular day receive a $2 discount on adult admission and $1 discount on child admission, or they can donate that amount back to us to be used towards the AZA Ape Tag Conservation Initiative. Our zookeepers are offering keeper chats at our orangutan exhibit, bio-fact carts will be set up, and guests also receive an Orangutan Fact Sheet.

For more information:  contact Debbie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; 625 N Hedville Road, Salina, KS 67401; Phone (785) 827-9488 ext 114; www.rollinghillswildlife.com

 


 

Sac_AAZK_LogoSACRAMENTO ZOO
Sacramento, CA
November 2012

 

 

To be announced

 

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tampaTAMPA'S LAWRY PARK ZOO
Tampa, FL
November 2012

 

To be announced

 

 

 

 


virginia_zoo_logoVIRGINIA ZOO
Norfolk, VA
November  2012

 

 To be announced

 

 


 

 

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  WASHINGTON, DC  

 

  PROTEST TO SAVE ORANGUTANS

  Washington, D.C.

  Friday, November 9, 2012

  11:00 am to 1:30 pm

 

 

March from Front of Zoo 3001 Connecticut Ave to Malaysian Embassy 3516 International Court, NW, Washington, DC 

For more information visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/493085204036769

 

 


zooatlantaZOO ATLANTA
Atlanta, GA
Sunday, Nov. 11 and Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012

 Activities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.;  Keeper Q&A at 11 a.m.; Orangutan feeding at 2:15 p.m.


Highlights will include education stations; a keeper Q&A; orangutan feeding; and fun facts on orangutan diet, adaptations and enrichment. Special orangutan feedings will continue throughout the week.

 

For more information about Zoo Atlanta's event: http://eastatlanta.patch.com/articles/zoo-atlanta-celebrates-orangutan-caring-week


 

 

zoomiamizsfZOO MIAMI
Miami, FL
Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012
10am-4pm

 

 

Zoo Miami Docents and the Conservation Teen Scientists will be hosting Orangutan Awareness Week, Nov. 17th, 10am-4pm. There will be tables full of educational displays, biofacts, fun interactives, free temporary tattoos and more! Come learn all about our resident orangutans, Bonnie and Mango, at the Zookeeper Talk 11:30 am daily.
http://www.miamimetrozoo.com

 

 


United Kingdom

 

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London, England
Nov. 12-18, 2012

Don't forget - Orangutan Awareness Week takes place from Monday 12 November - Sunday 18 November, with our ever-popular Orange for Orangutan Day falling on Wednesday 14 November.

This is your annual opportunity to ‘go orange’ to raise vital funds for the Orangutan Foundation, and the sky really is the limit when it comes to how to get involved. From cake sales, face painting, hair dying and fancy dress to taking a bath in baked beans...it really is up to you!

Our dedicated supporter, The Body Shop Foundation, has very kindly donated three huge 'orange' hampers for the winners of the following categories:

"Most Fundraised Income"

"Most Inventive Use Of Orange"

"Most PR Generated"

...a great incentive to inject some zesty orange into your day and get involved!

Check out our website for more ideas about how to take part and to download our Orange for Orangutan Day posters to advertise your event.

...and why not show your support with one of our fantastic pin badges (pictured left) for just £2.50, available from our online shop.

So remember to take photos, keep press clippings / weblinks etc. and most of all, have fun! Let us know what you're up to on Twitter @OrangutanFndn and Facebook.

And finally...don't forget that all funds raised from Orange for Orangutan Day can be doubled for free if you donate them online in December as part of the Big Give Christmas Challenge. More details to follow soon.

 

 

 

ORANGUTAN APPEAL UK
Brockenhurst, New Forest
Nov. 2012

 

 

To be announced

 


Individuals Planning to Take Action:

To be announced

 

 

 

 

 

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The following organizations and individuals who planned events during or around Orangutan Caring (Awareness) Week 2013.  If you know of any held events that are not listed here, kindly inform us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will post them.  

Organizations from the following countries participated: Australia & New Zealand,  Czech Republic, Indonesia , United States, and UK

 


 Australia & New Zealand

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SAVE ORANGUTANS & WITH COMPASSION & SOUL
Adelaide, South Australia
November

For more information contact Bev at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. http://www.withcompassion.com.au ; http://www.saveorangutans.org.au


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ORANGUTAN FOUNDATON INTERNATIONAL AUSTRALIA

Perth, WA

November 23, 2013

To celebrate Orangutan Awareness Week, Orangutan Foundation International Australia (OFIA) is encouraging everyone to buy tickets to a special fundraiser and movie screening of the beautiful, award-winning film The Last Trimate. The movie screening will be followed by light bites and refreshments plus there will be the opportunity for guests to buy rainforest, merchandise and pledge their support.


To purchase tickets: 
http://tinyurl.com/lzhos5j
http://orangutanfoundation.org.au/
https://www.facebook.com/OrangutanFoundationInternationalAustralia



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AUCKLAND ZOO
Auckland, New Zealand
November 9-17, 2013


Saturday, Nov. 9 to Sunday, Nov. 17, 9.30am - 5.30pm: Auckland Zoo has a whole week of incredible events planned. There will be lots of fun orangutan-themed games and activities at the Zoo!
10am - 4pm (daily) - facepainting
10.30am (daily) -story-telling
12.30pm (daily) - orangutan encounters
2.30pm (daily) - Meet an orangutan keeper
10.15am - 11.30am and 1pm - 2pm (11 and 15 November) - Behavioural enrichment for orangutans
11am - 12noon and 1pm - 2pm (9, 10, 16 and 17 November) - Kung fu workshops

Thursday 14 November (5pm - 8pm) - The Great Ape Race at Auckland Zoo

Saturday 16 November (7pm to midnight) - Cocktails for Orangutans at Montage
Bar Brothers

Sunday 17 November (9am - 1pm) - Grey Lynn Farmers Market in the entry plaza at Auckland Zoo

For more information, visit the webpage:
http://www.aucklandzoo.co.nz/zoo-news/upcoming-events/orangutan-caring-week.aspx


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Check out all the upcoming TOP events!!

http://www.orangutan.org.au/upcoming-events

http://www.orangutan.org.au/news/2013/orangutan-caring-week-november-2013

http://www.orangutan.org.au/home-page-announcements/orangutan-caring-week-november-10-16

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For the first time ever World Vegan Day will be held at The Melbourne Show grounds and TOP will have a stall there!!
At this year's event, there will be a spectacular array of inspiring talks, awesome entertainment and music, tempting cooking demo’s as well as enlightening healing and fun activities for the kids...and TOP will be there!!
Would you like to volunteer at the TOP stall? Please email Amber for more information:
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Date: November 9, 2013
Time: 8am – 5:30pm

Visit The Orangutan Project's stall at the Fyshwick Markets It will be a great chance to do some Christmas shopping!
Location: Fyshwick fresh food markets. Old Bus Depot Markets, Kingston
For more information:
http://www.orangutan.org.au/event/act-fyshwick-markets

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Let's Go Ape

Date: 30-Nov-2013

Price: $50 per Person

Book Online Tickets at Door Raffle/Lucky Door Prize

Time:    7pm

Location: 99 On York, at 99 York Street Sydney

Age Restriction: 18+

Contact: Gail Browning via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Special Guests, TOP President Leif Cocks, TOP ambassador Cornelia Frances, comedian Johnny Pace, model/actress Annalise Braakensiek and 2GB Vet, Dr. Rob Zammit invite you and your friends to this special Sydney event!

Come along and help save the Critically Endangered Orangutan species which is under threat due to habitat loss and rapidly expanding palm oil plantations.

Please wear something orange, and be prepared for a night of fun and great entertainment, with lots of prizes for the raffle and auction!

https://orangutanproject.worldsecuresystems.com/event/lets-go-ape


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ADELAIDE ZOO

Adelaide, South Australia

Nov. 10-16, 2013

ADELAIDE ZOO in Australia will have a palm oil product display in front of their orangutan enclosure each day of Orangutan Caring Week where visitors can learn about product labeling and how to check if palm oil is in the products they purchase. Zoo Keepers will be doing extra daily keeper talks, too.
...and be sure to check out the Zoo's website that is packed with plenty of information all about orangutans and the palm oil issue.

http://www.zoossa.com.au/conservation-ark/take-action/go-palm-oil-free

For more information: Adelaide Zoo, Frome Road, Adelaide SA 5000

Phone + 61 8 8267 3255 | E  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | www.zoossa.com.au

  


Czech Republic

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ZOO Dvůr Králové
Štefánikova
November 10, 2013

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Dvůr Králové Zoo in the Czech Republic will celebrate the third birthday of orangutan baby, Tessa, on November 10, 2013.

Employees of the nutrition and zoology department and basic schools lead by Mgr. Jana Rehorova will prepare a fruit cake, presents and enrichment for birthday female Tessa. She was born on 13th November 2010; her mother ‘s name is Zaneta.
The event will be held as a part of Orangutan Caring Week campaign held in cooperation with numerous associations, including EAZA (European Association of Zoos and Aquaria). The aim of the campaign is to inform the general public about the destruction of rain forests – natural habitat of both orang utan species – which can lead to their quick extinction.
https://www.facebook.com/zoodvurkralove

http://www.zoodvurkralove.cz/en/news/3747-odstavec-orangutan-caring-week-10-11-2013/

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Indonesia

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YAYASAN ORANGUTAN SUMATRA LESTARI-OIC
South Aceh


To be announced


West Kalimantan

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GUNGUNG PALUNG ORANGUTAN CONSERVATION PROGRAM/YAYASAN PALUNG
Ketapang, West Kalimantan

To be announced.      


Jakarta, Java

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OUREI INDONESIA/CLUB PEDULI ORANGUTAN INDONESIA-JAKARTA
Jakarta, Java 

To be announced.


Yogyakarta, Java

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CENTRE FOR ORANGUTAN PROTECTION

Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013

Sound for Orangutan is an annual charity concert to raise fund for orangutan conservation that is organized by COP. You can be an agent to save orangutans through charity music event, Sound for Orangutan. Be there and save orangutan! Make small thing for big impact to orangutans!

Who? Marcell Siahaan, Ballads of the Cliche, L’Alphalpha, Leonardo & His Impeccable Six, Raygava et. al, & GraviTri

When? Saturday, 16 NOV 2013

Where? Borneo Beerhouse, Jl. Madrasah 14, Jeruk Purut, Jakarta Selatan.

How? Donasi 80K, contact: 081910434897 (Whatsapp) or 085691691760 or email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/SoundForOrangutan
Twitter: @sound4orangutan

Website: www.sound4orangutan.com.

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Medan and surrounding areas in N. Sumatra

Organizations: Orangutan Caring Club-N. Sumatra, Sumatran Orangutan Society-OIC, Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme, and other members of the Sumatran Orangutan Consortium
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CLUB PEDULI ORANGUTAN-SUMATRA UTARA
Medan, Sumatra
November 10-16, 2013

The Orangutan Caring Club of North Sumatra held activities in downtown Medan and in the Bukit Lawang area in schools during Orangutan Caring Week or Pekan Peduli Orangutan.

For more information, contact Mr. Herman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

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SUMATRA ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CONCERN (SEEC) and CHANDRA KUSUMA SCHOOL

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Medan, Sumatra
November 10-16, 2013

During Orangutan Caring Week, Sumatra Environmental Education Concern will be working together with Chandra Kusuma School near Medan, North Sumatra, during their 'Crime' theme week. We will be teaching lessons on Environmental Crimes and the Illegal Wildlife Trade, focusing on orangutans and enforcement of Indonesian conservation laws. We will have an information and merchandise stand and will be hoping to raise money for local orangutan charities, through donations, and selling palm oil free cakes and cookies! {:(|}

For more information contact Andy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

https://sites.google.com/site/sumatraeec/

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sumatraeec

 

Twitter: @SumatraEEC

 


United States

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ABQ BIOPARK ZOO
Albuquerque, NM
Nov 9, 2013, 10am – 2pm

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

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.

ABQ BioPark Zoo, 903 Tenth Street SW, Albuquerque,NM87102

http://www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/biopark/zoo/events/Discovery-Day-at-the-Zoo


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CAMERON PARK ZOO

Waco, TX

November 9-16, 2016

Cameron Park Zoo will kick off Orangutan Caring Week on November 9th with their annual Wildlife Wonderland Day where animals enjoy a variety of enrichment activities and Zoo guests can participate in creating some of the enrichment devices. Throughout the week at 10:30 am and 2:00 pm Zoo visitors can enjoy watching the orangutans receive enrichment and participate in training sessions while zookeepers give presentations aimed at enhancing awareness about this magnificent species. Visitors can register to win a painting created by the zoo's Orangutans. Check out the Cameron Park Zoo Facebook page each day between November 10th and 16th to learn interesting facts about orangutans.

https://www.facebook.com/cameronparkzoo    

http://www.cameronparkzoo.com


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CENTER FOR GREAT APES
Wauchula, FL
Nov. 9-16, 2013

Every day is Orangutan Caring Day at The Center for Great Apes!! The Center of Great Apes’ mission is to provide a permanent sanctuary of orangutans and chimpanzees who have been rescued or retired from the entertainment industry, from research, or who are no longer wanted as pets. The Center provides care with dignity in a safe, healthy, and enriching environment for great apes in need of lifetime care.

Visit their Facebook page for OCW updates: https://www.facebook.com/CenterForGreatApes
http://www.centerforgreatapes.org

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COMO PARK ZOO
St. Paul, MN
Nov.9-11, 2013

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory in Saint Paul, MN will be having their Orangutan Awareness Event Saturday, November 9 through Monday, November 11th.

Here are some activities that are planned:
- Orangutan enrichment each day at 10:15 a.m.
- Meet anorangutan zookeeper and learn how they care for the zoo’s orangutans at our Zookeeper Talk, 11:00 a.m. all three days.
- Learn about palm oil and how it affects wild orangutans. Pick up or download a copy of the “Palm Oil Shopping Guide” for your smartphone and learn about companies that use sustainable palm oil in their products.
- Check out great ape biofacts, like skulls and hand prints
- Other activities planned are: an orangutan craft, scavenger hunt, and games for all ages!

http://www.comozooconservatory.org/news/orangutan-awareness-weekend-november-9-11/


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DUMOND CONSERVANCY
Miami, FL

November 16 & 17, 2013


The DuMond Conservancy, a not-for-profit scientific organization located on the grounds of Monkey Jungle, celebrated Orangutan Caring Week.  Educational fliers and posters were distributed throughout Monkey Jungle grounds promoting Orangutan Caring Week.  On November 16 and 17 there was an informational table, equipped with engaging activities, next to the orangutan enclosure that had been appropriately themed to inform guests on the plight of orangutans and aims to inspire the guests to take action for orangutans.  

http://www.dumondconservancy.org/

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el paso zoo

EL PASO ZOO

El Paso, TX

Nov. 9-10 and 15-16, 2013

November 9 to November 17 is Orangutan Caring Week. This campaign encourages people around the world to support orangutan conservation efforts including how we are asking people to avoid "purchasing products that use palm oil, palm kernelor other palm oil plant products unless they come from sustainable sources." Unfortunately at this time that is almost impossible to do since products with palm oil in El Paso are not labeled as coming from 100% sustainable sources.

At the El Paso Zoo on November 9 and 10 and 15 and 16 we have special orangutan presentations planned each day at our Sumatran Orangutan Exhibit at 12:30. During this time we will be doing what we try to do every day and that is help our guests understand how they can help orangutans by learning about the palm oil crisis and downloading our free Palm Oil Guide and Scanner app. Learn more at
http://www.elpasozoo.org/Press-Release-68.php

During this week and over the next few months our Conservation Committee is also reviewing proposals on how we can support in-situ conservation efforts in Indonesia and Malaysia in cooperation with the World Wildlife Fund, the APE TAG and other groups.

http://www.elpasozoo.org/index.php

https://www.facebook.com/elpasozoo

https://www.facebook.com/palmoilscanner


 


 

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ERIE ZOO
Erie, PA
Nov 10-16, 2013

Erie Zoo's awesome docents set up tables outside the Orangutan exhibit for Orangutan Caring Weekk!!! The tables had information on Palm Oil, general info about Orang diets, and a table filled with enrichment and Orangutan pictures kids could color and stick to the exhibit glass. 
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Erie-Zoo

 

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GREENVILLE ZOO

Greenville, SC

November 11-16, 2013

The battle to save the Orangutan is reaching a crisis point!  We must work together with a common goal of saving them and their rainforest homes.

Join the Greenville Zoo as we highlight our Orangutans, Mia, Chelsea and Bob and their wild cousins and wild places!

Swing in everyday, from 11:00am to 1:00pm for different educational experiences and opportunities.  

http://www.greenvillezoo.com


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HENRY VILAS ZOO
Madison, WI
November 9-15, 2013

Henry Vilas Zoo will be hosting a variety of demonstrations, activities and informational sessions to help you learn more about orangutans and what you can do to help sustain their populations in the wild.

Funds raised throughout the week-long celebration will benefit Henry Vilas Zoo's Orangutan SSP (Species Survival Plan) Field Project.

Check out their webpage for the Schedule of Events: http://www.vilaszoo.org/events/index.php?category_id=5211

Also at Henry Vilas Zoo: Conservation Talk
In the realm of the red ape: among Borneo's last orangutans

 

On Nov. 15, 2013, please join Dr. Graham L. Banes and Henry Vilas Zoo for a special presentation and hors d'oeuvres to culminate our celebration of Orangutan Caring Week.

EVENT DETAILS:
DATE:Friday, November 15
TIME:5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Open registration at the door begins at 5 p.m.

LOCATION:
Anna Vilas Hall at Henry Vilas Zoo

For more information:

https://www.vilaszoo.org/shop/products.php?product_id=6263&storecategory_id=359


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HOUSTON ZOO

WORTHAM WORLD OF PRIMATES
Houston, TX
Nov 9-17, 2013

Once again the HOUSTON ZOO will be participating in Orangutan Caring Week. The zoo will be hosting a "Spotlight on Species" event focusing on orangutans on November 9-10. They will have informational handouts that include facts about orangutans, about their specific orangutans, palm oil and shopping guide. They will also have several activities for guests to participate in: how far is an orangutan's reach, an orangutan sized sweater to put on and games to play.


They are having a "Leaves of Gratitude" activity, in which guests will color a paper leaf and place it on the tree. Each leaf will be sent to companies that participate in RSPO to thank them in their participation of using sustainable palm oil in their products.


They will also be selling several items to raise money for orangutan conservation. The items consist of orangutan painted picture frames with the animal that painted the frames picture, notecards, finger puppets, bracelets, bookmarks, small orangutan paintings, orangutan painted Christmas ornaments and this year, for the first time; orangutan painted sun catchers.


The primate staff will be giving keeper chats in front of the orangutan viewing area for the week of November 9-17.

http://www.houstonzoo.org/
https://www.facebook.com/houstonzoo

 


 

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KANSAS CITY ZOO
Kansas City, MO
November 16, 2013

 

The Kansas City Zoo will be participating in OCW on Saturday, November 16th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  They will have several tables set up in the main lobby which will include bio-facts, palm oil and how it affects the orangutans' habitat, educational and take action material. 

 

Their goal is to educate visitors of all ages, help them appreciate these magnificent animals and show how their actions/decisions can help save the orangutans from extinction.  Zoo docents will be working these tables and interpreting at the orangutan exhibit.

 

https://www.facebook.com/kansascityzoo

 

http://www.kansascityzoo.org/


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King Chavez Community High School

San Diego, CA

November 18-22, 2013

Here at KCCHS we are doing presentations to classes of students, giving basic information on how special orangutans are, about where they live and why we love them. We then talk about the human impact on the Indonesian rainforests and the results of deforestation. We make an appeal to the students to sign a petition against further deforestation. We also set the goal of raising enough money to sponsor a refugee orangutan for a year. 

 


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LITTLE ROCK ZOO

Little Rock, AR

November 16, 2013

Little Rock Zoo in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA, will be participating in Orangutan Caring Week 2013. We are having our big celebration Day on November 16th from 9am-3pm, where guests can talk with our orangutan keepers, learn more about our orangutans here at the zoo, and most importantly how our guest's everyday actions can help orangutans in Indonesia. We will have plenty of activities for kids, and great informational handouts for adults. We'll be going over, especially with kids, how going grocery shopping is especially important when trying to have a positive impact on orangutan's habitat. We are also having a prize drawing if guests come with a funky hair-do (since funky hair-do's are a fantastic way to tell orangutans apart) or wear orange in support of orangutans, they can be entered to win a prize.

http://www.littlerockzoo.com/

https://www.facebook.com/zoolr

 


 

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THE ORANGUTAN CONSERVANCY

 Los Angeles, CA

The Orangutan Conservancy (OC) encouraged all of their supporters to take an active role  in “Orangutan Caring Week,” the annual week-long event that draws much needed attention to the crisis facing orangutans.  OC was pleased to take part with over 30 other conservation organizations and thousands of concerned people around the globe. The theme for 2013 is “Unite To Fight the Extinction of the Orangutan,” and that message is needed more than ever as orangutans and their rainforest homes face larger threats today than at any other time.

OC continues to spread the word about helping orangutans during this important upcoming week and every day.

Please keep any eye on their website, FB and Twitter during Orangutan Caring Week.

http://www.orangutan.com/oc-takes-part-in-orangutan-caring-week/

http://www.orangutan.com/

https://www.facebook.com/OrangutanConservancy

Twitter: @OrangutanC

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THE LOUISVILLE ZOO

Louisville, KY

November 16-17, 2013

The Louisville Zoo will be focusing on Orangutans the weekend of Nov. 16th and 17th. They will have keeper talks, extra enrichment throughout the days, biofacts and educational material available. There will also be docent interpreters to educate the public throughout the weekend when the keepers are not out there. One of their males, Segundo, turns 26 on the 12th so they will also be doing a birthday party for him that day.

http://www.louisvillezoo.org/

https://www.facebook.com/Louisvillezoo


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OMAHA’S HENRY DOORLY ZOO AND AQUARIUM

Omaha, NE

November 16, 2013

Stop by Hubbard Gorilla Valley on Saturday, November 16, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. to learn all about orangutans and what you can do to help protect these endangered primates in the wild. Meet an orangutan keeper and have an opportunity to symbolically adopt an orangutan through our Adopt-An-Animal program.

Orangutan Conservation Starts With You! In the words of Jane Goodall, "What you do makes a difference, but you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make." Let's all make a positive difference to help orangutans!


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PHILADELPHIA ZOO

Philadelphia, PA

November 13, 2013

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Celebrate with us on Facebook by joining us for a chat with our orangutan expert Dr. Meredith Bastian. Learn anything you ever wanted to know about the species from Meredith, who spent more than seven years studying orangutans in the field. If you can't make the live chat, you can always leave your question in the comments on the Facebook page and Meredith will do her best to answer on Thursday.

Dr. Meredith L. Bastian, curator of primates at Philadelphia Zoo, spent more than seven years at her own field site of Sungai Lading and at Tuanan and Gunung Palung, conducting dissertation and post-doctoral field research on the cultural behavior, diet, ecology, genetics and reproduction of wild Bornean orangutans. She serves on the Orangutan SSP (Species Survival Plan) and ApeTAG (Taxon Advisory Group) steering committees and on the advisory boards of the Orangutan Land Trust and PONGO Foundation (of the Netherlands).

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/philadelphiazoo
Learn more about orangutans and what Philadelphia Zoo is doing to help them on the website: http://bit.ly/Zwm4S5


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RACINE ZOO

Racine, WI
November 16, 2013, 10:00-2:00


Swing by and check out the special activities at Racine Zoo

  • Measure your arms to an orangutan's
  • Talk with orangutan specialists
  • Learn aboutMax and Jenny, our own orangutans
  • Touch orangutan hair (not actually on a live orangutan)!
  • Learn the differences between apes and monkeys
  • Get creative with special orangutan crafts
  • Learn aboutpalm oiland how it affects wild orangutans
  • Orangutan artwork and orangutan-safe body care products available for sale
  • AND MORE…

For more information:https://www.racinezoo.org/orangutan-awareness-day-0
and
https://www.racinezoo.org/content/orangutan-awareness-day


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Students for Great Ape Conservation
Miami, FL
November 16, 2013

Students for Great Ape Conservation, a student organization at Florida International University (FIU),  promoted Orangutan Caring Week at FIU by making various announcements to classes as well as hosting a "Palm oil-free Bake Sale" to raise funds for Dr. Ian Singleton's Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme.  Members of this organization also created enrichments for the Apes of Monkey Jungle on November 16 while engaging guests and informing them about the plight of Orangutans. 

Students for Great Ape Conservation (SGAC) is an organization founded and managed by Florida International University students to promote global conservation efforts of the great ape species of the world.   In their work, the students of SGAC focus on raising awareness and money through fundraising and awareness events on campus, and at local sites such as Monkey Jungle and Dumond Conservancy.

https://www.facebook.com/StudentsForGreatApeConservation

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TAMPA'S LOWRY PARK ZOO
Tampa, FL 

November 9-16, 2013

Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo will be celebrated Orangutan Caring Week. There were informational talks given by zookeepers during the week, as well as displays detailing the threats orangutans are facing in the wild. TLPZ helped raise awareness of the plight of wild orangutans. Only by being aware will people start to care.

http://www.lowryparkzoo.com

https://www.facebook.com/TampaZoo

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TOLEDO ZOO
Toledo, OH 

November 9-16, 2013

Toledo Zoo will have daily keeper talks, tables set up which will include bio-facts and educational material on orangutans, a display on palm oil and its threat to the orangutans' habitat, and interactive tables to show how our visitors can help save the orangutans from extinction.  The interactive tables will have a "shopping table" for the visitors to learn how to shop responsibly and a table with letters and petitions to sign encouraging corporations to also be responsible.

http://www.toledozoo.org/

https://www.facebook.com/TheToledoZoo


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ZOO ATLANTA
Atlanta, GA

November 10 & 16, 2013

Zoo Atlantawill be participating inOrangutan Caring Week!
They will have interactive educational events on Nov. 10th and 16th in front of the orangutan exhibits with educational materials about orangutans and palm oil. They will also have a fruit memory game which teaches kids how orangutans are able to remember where the best trees are located in order to obtain their food.

http://www.zooatlanta.org/

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Miami, FL
November 16-17, 201310am-4pm

Zoo Miami Docents and the Conservation Teen Scientists  hosted Orangutan Awareness Week, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 16-17, 10am-4pm. There were tables full of educational displays, biofacts, fun interactives, free temporary tattoos and more! Many visitors came to learn all about our resident orangutans, Bonnie and Mango, at the Zookeeper Talk 11:30 am daily.


http://www.miamimetrozoo.com

https://www.facebook.com/zoomiami

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London, England
Nov. 11-17, 2013

Orange for Orangutan Day©is onWednesday 13 Novemberthis year. This is your chance to ‘go orange’ and inject some orange zest into your day, in any way you like, to raise vital funds for orangutans and their rainforest home.

Past ideas have included cake sales, orangutan-themed tea parties, dressing in orange, and even bathing in baked beans…so the sky really is the limit!

http://www.orangutan.org.uk/press-and-media/316-orange-for-orangutan-day-2012

"IN THE STEPS OF WALLACE"

An evening with Orangutan and Wildlife Expert John MacKinnon

12 November, 2013, 6.30pm-9pm

The Linnean Society London

Orangutan Foundation trustee Dr John MacKinnon has been a pioneer within the world of wild orangutan research. He embarked upon his orangutan studies in 1968 and has played a pivotal role in conservation in Asia. He has written and co-authored books (In Search of the Red Ape; A Field Guide to the Birds of Borneo, Sumatra, Java and Bali) and has recieved awards for his lifetime services to conservation.

On the 12th of November, Dr MacKinnon will be focusing on the continuing legacy and relevance of Wallace today. This evening in November will give vital insight into Wallace's work within such fields as island biogeography, climate change, conservation and his favourite species - the orangutan and its luxuriant home on Borneo. Ticket price includes wine and there will also be a raffle. 

For more information: http://www.orangutan.org.uk/current-news/events


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Colchester Zoo

Colchester, Essex

November 11-17, 2013

From Monday 11th to Sunday 17th November, Colchester Zoo took part in Orangutan Awareness Week, raising awareness about the plight of orangutans and their rainforest habitat.

Throughout the Orangutan Awareness Week, there was a stall in Orangutan Forest, with information about orangutans and the threats they face.They also helped raise funds for the Orangutan Foundation, based in Borneo; a project supported by the zoo’s charity Action for the Wild, by purchasing badges and keyrings. There was also be a raffle held over the week to win an Orangutan Keeper Shadowing Experience for 2 people!

Wednesday 13th Novemberwill was ‘Orange for Orangutan Day’, with visitors showing their support by dressing in orange.

For more information: http://www.colchester-zoo.com/index.cfm?fa=content.list&page=769&section=13

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ORANGUTAN PROTECTION FOUNDATION

London, UK

November 10-16, 2013

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Green Tree is GOING ORANGE FOR ORANGUTAN CARING WEEK by supporting the wildlife conservation charity Orangutan Protection Foundation (OPF)

They donate 100% of the profit from a selection of their products to the charity. They also sell merchandise on behalf of OPF, with all proceeds going to them for the conservation of the Orangutan and its rainforest habitat.

You'll find a dedicated OPF category for charity-related items when you enter the SHOP http://www.greentree.co/

Visit the Orangutan Protection Foundation website and FB pages:
http://opf.org/page/home
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Australia & New Zealand

 

 

adelaidezoologoADELAIDE ZOO
Adelaide, SA
November 12-20, 2011

 
Adelaide Zoo will be participating in 2011 Orangutan Caring Week!   There will be keeper talks at 1:30pm every day, where you can find out everything you wanted to know about orangutans while watching our Karta and Kluet receive some special enrichments items. You can find details of our event at http://zoossa.com.au/adelaide-zoo/special-experiences-1/events/orangutan-caring-week.

For more information, contact Monique De Silva @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Adelaide Zoo,  Frome Road, Adelaide  SA  5000

 

 


 

 

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Ardross, Western Australia
November 11-12th, 2011
8am - 5pm

The Australian Orangutan Project Western Australian branch will be holding an information and merchandise stall on the 11th and 12th of November at: Garden City Shopping Centre, Risely Street, Ardross, Western Australia.
http://www.orangutan.org.au

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November 14-18, 2011

 

 

As part of International Orangutan Awareness Week, lastminute.com.au is pitching in to help save the world's favourite red heads.

 

From 14th-18th November visit their blog www.liveeverylastminute.com.au to bid on some amazing accommodation, flight and experience prizes. You will not only be helping the Australian Orangutan Project you might just bag yourself a bargain! 100% of auction proceeds goes directly to AOP. Contact Brianna Power at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

 


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Adelaide, South Australia
November 13, 2011

 

 

 

 

Save Orangutans and With Compassion & Soul will be having an information stall focusing on their Borneo Project at the Vegan Festival in Witmore Square, Adelaide, SA. They will be highlighting the plight of the orangutan and the palm oil issue. For more information contact Bev at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. http://www.withcompassion.com.au ; http://www.saveorangutans.org.au


 

 

aoplogoAUSTRALIAN ORANGUTAN PROJECT
Melbourne, VIC
November 12, 2011

 

Orangutan enthusiast Andrew Gunnyon, in cooperation with Australian Orangutan Project, will be hosting a booth with information, merchandise and baked goods outside of The Kindness House, 288 Brunswick St., Fitzroy, VIC Australia.  http://www.orangutan.org.au

 


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Sydney, NSW
November 13, 2011

   

AOP will be hosting Orangutan Awareness Day event in Sydney on Sunday the 13th of November in Belmore Park, opposite Central Station between 12pm and 3pm.

 

There will be merchandise for sale, information on palm oil free products, face painting, palm oil free cakes and you can even adopt your own orangutan.

 


 

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Aukland, New Zealand
November 12-20, 2011
 

 

Saturday 12 November - Sunday 13 November (10am - 3pm)

 

To celebrate Orangutan Caring Week, come along with the family on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 November to Auckland Zoo and hang like an orangutan!

 

- Get closer to our orangutan family with our daily encounters at 12.30pm viewed from our brand new viewing platforms
- Hang like an orangutan on our kids bungy trampolines
- Get your face-painted like an orangutan
- Watch acclaimed trapeze artists performing their amazing orangutan-styled sets
- Go in the draw to win a shopping trolley full of palm oil free groceries!
- Find out how you can save an orangutan just by doing the shopping
- Sample bags of palm oil free goodies will be available to the first 500 visitors for a gold coin donation

 

All activities are a gold coin donation (additional to normal admission fees), and free for Friends of the Zoo.

 

Thanks to Hell Pizza, Jolly Time Popcorn, LushProper Crisps and Whittaker's for donating palm oil free products for Orangutan Caring Week 2011.

 

Monday 14 November - Sunday 20 November

 

Daily orangutan encounters at 12.30pm from our brand new viewing platforms.

 

Thursday 17 November (5.30pm - 9pm) - The Great Ape Race

 

With our friends from Lactic Turkey Events, Auckland Zoo brings you The Great Ape Race - a fun 'oranguteering' navigation event with a difference, that's raising funds for orangutan conservation. Click here for full details...

 

Thanks to Frucor, Rebel Sport and Whittaker's for their support of The Great Ape Race.

 


 

Canada

ocilogosmOrangutan Club International
Kamloops, BC
November 12, 2011
2 pm Pacific time

 

 A live, open, worldwide interactive video forum on the Internet for one hour. Questions for consideration: What is the situation inside Indonesia now politically and socially in terms of protecting orangutans and the rain forest? What is being done to spread the word? What could we be doing? What is the current status of orangutans? Listen to speakers, ask questions, give your own point of view by voice or instant messaging. Join the speakers: Gary Shapiro, an orangutan scientist and the president of the Orang Utan Republik, just back from Indonesia; Leif Cocks, head of the Australian Orangutan Project; and Hardi Baktiantoro, an orangutan campaigner and the head of Centre for Orangutan Protection in Indonesia. Moderator: Shawn Thompson, author of The Intimate Ape: Orangutans and the Secret Life of an Endangered Species. To participate, go to http://www.bigmarker.com/orangutan/crisis

 


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South Aceh
November 12-18, 2011


OIC's Mobile Education Team will be traveling to villages in South Aceh during Orangutan Caring Week. They will be presenting their awareness roadshow using "pedal-powered" technology. For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 


West Kalimantan

 

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Ketapang, West Kalimantan
November 18-29, 2011

 

 

All activities are organized by GPOCP/Yayasan Palung and our Ketapang youth volunteer group TAJAM:

 

18-19 November: Photo exhibits of the Environment and Non-Timber Forest Products

 

20 November: Orangutan Caring Night, with a panel discussion on environmental problems in Ketapang, Orangutan and Friends finger puppet competition and a theater performance.

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Jakarta, Java

 

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Jakarta, Java
November 20-23, 2011

 

OUREII and CPOI-Jakarta will be participating in Orangutan Caring Week activities at the famous Hotel Indonesia round-about in Central Jakarta. Additionally, they will be holding an exhibition in the lobby of the Parliament Building with other organizations to promote this year's theme: "Reaching Out, Far and Wide". For more information, contact Pak Marison @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or SMS at 081210195047.

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copCENTRE FOR ORANGUTAN PROTECTION
Yogyakarta
November 17-19, 2011

 

 

Hi Orangufriends, Come to the Orangufriends Jamboree

 

November 17 at 3:00pm - November 19 at 3:00pm

 

Location: Boro Asri Menoreh, Djokja, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

 

Mari bertemu, berbagi, saling memberi informasi, saling menginspirasi dan merayakan hutan hujan tropis di Orangufriends Jamboree. Untuk reservasi harap menghubungi Daniek Hendarto di: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Let's meet, share, exchange information, inspire each other and celebrate the tropical rain forest at Orangufriends Jamboree. For reservations please contact Daniek Hendarto at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


 

Medan and surrounding areas in N. Sumatra

Organizations: Orangutan Caring Club-N. Sumatra, Sumatran Orangutan Society-OIC, Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme, and other members of the Sumatran Orangutan Consortium

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CLUB PEDULI ORANGUTAN-SUMATRA UTARA
Medan, Sumatra
November 11, 2011

 

CPOI-SUMUT will be holding public activities on Friday, November 11 in Central Medan and surrounding areas including a convoy of "becaks"-traditional Indonesian pedicabs with grade school students to promote the orangutan. The volunteers will be passing out information, trees, stickers, brochures, and pins. For more information contact Pak Herman @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or SMS @ 085275840966.

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Singapore
November 15-17, 2011

 

OIC's founding director, Panut Hadisiswoyo, will be making a series of presentations about orangutans and what OIC is doing to help save the species during OCW including:

Nov 15: High School Students at School of the ARTS (SOTA); Nov 16: Raffles Junior College, Singapore Management University, and Youth Expedition Project (YEP); Nov 17: Public talk in the evening at national geographic shop . Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

 

 


 

 

Spain

 

zoo_madridMADRID ZOO
Madrid, Spain
November 12-13, 2011

 

 

The Madrid Zoo will be participating in Orangutan Caring Week with (1) educational talks about orangutans to the general public during the weekend, (2) a special presentation:"The Apes: A Big Family" (booking required), (3) a primate monographic course for students in veterinary medicine, biology, and environmental science, focusing on orangutan issues, and (4) a quiz for kids about orangutans on the "Kid's" page of the zoo's website. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 


United States

 

AlbuZooABQ BIOPARK ZOO
Albuquerque, NM
Nov 12, 2011
10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Orangutans face many threats in the wild, from habitat loss to poaching. Today, both remaining species are considered endangered. The good news is: YOU can help! Find out how by visiting the ABQ BioPark Zoo for Orangutan Care Day. Come learn about conservation efforts underway and discover the fascinating natural history of orangutans and other great apes. Visitors can help create enrichment items to be given to the zoo's orangutans, touch biofacts and learn how "Our Actions Matter!" when it comes to protecting one of our planet's most intelligent primates. http://www.cabq.gov/biopark/zoo/events/orangutan-care-day/ 

 


audubonzooAUDUBON ZOO
New Orleans, LA
Nov 12-20, 2011

 

 

The Audubon Zoo will have an information table in front of the orangutan exhibit on both weekends, 11/12-11/13 and 11/19-11/20, with biofacts, posters, and lots more for visitors to look at and touch. Also on the weekend days keeper chats will be given at 1:30pm. On the weekdays, the keepers will be giving orangutan treat tosses at 1:30pm where keepers will be informing visitors about Orangutan Caring Week. The keepers will also give information about our Sumatran orangutans, Berani, Feliz, and baby Menari, who are on display daily!

 

 


 

 

birminghamBIRMINGHAM ZOO
Birmingham, AL
Nov 2011

 

 

The Birmingham Zoo plans to participate in Orangutan Caring Week. Specific information will be posted when it becomes available.

 

 


 

 

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Waco, TX
Nov. 12-20, 2011


Cameron Park Zoo will kick off Orangutan Caring Week on November 12th with their annual Wildlife Wonderland Day where animals enjoy a variety of enrichment activities and Zoo guests can participate in creating some of the enrichment devices. Throughout the week at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm Zoo visitors can enjoy watching the orangutans receive enrichment and participate in training sessions while zookeepers give presentations aimed at enhancing awareness about this magnificent species. Visitors can register to win a painting created by the zoo's Orangutans. Check out the Cameron Park Zoo Facebook page each day between November 13th and 20th to learn interesting facts about orangutans. https://www.facebook.com/cameronparkzoo.  http://www.cameronparkzoo.com


 

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Wauchula, FL
Nov. 12-20, 2011


The Center for Great Apes will be celebrating OCW in a very special way.  
Dreads for Reds: Show you care during Orangutan Caring Week with bright orange clip-on hair extensions. Wear yours all week to show support for orangutans. Buy them from the online gift shop today! http://tinyurl.com/cbxwem5

 

Visit their Facebook page for updates: https://www.facebook.com/CenterForGreatApes.
http://www.centerforgreatapes.org

 

 


como_zoo_logoCOMO PARK ZOO
St. Paul, MN
Nov. 5-6, 2011

Como Park Zoo in St. Paul MN is having an orangutan awareness weekend, November 5-6 with educational and interpretive activities that teach about the endangered orangutan.   http://www.comozooconservatory.org/

 


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DUMOND CONSERVANCY
Miami, FL
November 12-20, 2011

 

The DuMond Conservancy for Primates and Tropical Forest's Inc., a not-for profit scientific organization located on the grounds of Monkey Jungle in South Miami-Dade County will be celebrating Orangutan Caring Week. Keepers will be informing visitors about Orangutan Caring Week throughout the week. There will be an information and activity table next to the Orangutan enclosure on 11/12-11/13 and 11/19-11/20.  http://www.dumondconservancy.org/

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elpasozooEL PASO ZOO
El Paso, TX
Nov 12-20, 2011

 

 

El Paso Zoo will celebrate International Orangutan Caring Week from November 12-20 to create awareness about Orangutans and their habitats. Visitors will learn about Ibu, the zoo's Sumatran Orangutan, and find out what the zoo is doing to help save Orangutans from becoming extinct. Zoo visitors will also discover ways they can make a difference and will have the opportunity to get involved.

 

Visitors can take part in the following daily activities throughout the week:
• Orangutan Enrichment programs from 12:30 - 1 p.m.;
• Orangutan and Palm Oil learning station at Orangutan exhibit;
• Take action opportunities include learning how to shop smart and get involved in other ways.

 

When: Saturday, November 12 - Sunday November 20
Orangutan exhibit and Asia Discovery Center
10 a.m. - 4 pm.

 

Where: El Paso Zoo, 4001 E. Paisano, El Paso, TX 79905

 

http://www.elpasozoo.org/

 

 

 


henryvilaslogoHENRY VILAS ZOO
Madison, WI
November 12-20th

 

Join us at the Primate House to celebrate International Orangutan Caring Week November 12-20th! We will be having special activities in honor of our orangutans on Saturday, November 12th. From 1-3pm on Saturday the 12th we will have fun activities that talk about orangutans and their habitat. Also learn about our own resident orangutans from the staff.
http://vilaszoo.org/events/index.php?category_id=5143

 

 

 

 


houstonzooHOUSTON ZOO/WORTHAM WORLD OF PRIMATES
Houston, TX
Nov 12-20, 2011

 

 

International Orangutan Caring Week is observed globally from Nov. 12 to Nov. 20. And during that same period, the Houston Zoo's primate staff will conduct a Meet the Keeper Talk at the Wortham World of Primates orangutan habitat daily at 12:00 PM.

 

Plus, visit our booth at the orangutan exhibit to shop for painted magnets, photo note cards, and many other items to raise funds to protect them in the wild. We will have available the beautiful one-of-a-kind orangutan painted Christmas ornaments, that can only be purchased once a year at this event. http://www.houstonzoo.org/en/cev/609

 

 


 

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Jackson, MS
November 12, 2011

The Jackson Zoological Society will be celebrating Orangutan Caring Week at the Jackson Zoo on Saturday, November 12, 2011. For more information contact Anne at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


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Omaha, NE
November 12, 2011

Join Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo on Saturday, November 12, 2011 to celebrate Orangutan Awareness Week. There will be special keeper talks at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in Hubbard Orangutan Forest to learn about ways you can help save the orangutans. Event activities are free to Omaha's Zoo members or with regular paid Zoo admission. http://www.omahazoo.com

 


 

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Los Angeles, CA
November 13, 2011 - 12pm-1pm

Orang Utan Republik Foundation President Gary Shapiro will appear on LA Talk Radio (internet radio) to discuss the organization, his experiences with orangutans and the importance of celebrating the species during Orangutan Caring Week. To log in, click on http://www.latalkradio.com/Paula.php

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Culver City, CA
November 19, 2011 - 10am

The Orang Utan Republik Foundation will give a free presentation to the public about orangutans at the Star Ecostation Envt'l Educ and Exotic Wildlife Center, 10101 Jefferson Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232. A free tour of the facility will follow after the presentation.For more information about the Star Ecostation call 310-842-8060 or visit www.ecostation.org; for more information about the presentation, call Lesa Miller at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 703-587-7389.

 

 


oregon-zoo-logoOREGON ZOO
Portland, OR
November 20, 2011

 

 

Oregon Zoo will participate in Orangutan Caring Week by having activities on the closing day of the special week. More details will be posted when available. http://www.oregonzoo.org/

 

 

 

 


 

Sac_AAZK_LogoSACRAMENTO ZOO
Sacramento, CA
November 19 & 20, 2011

 

 

Greater Sac AAZK cares about Orangutans! Join us this weekend for extra Orangutan activities and enrichment. If you have gently used purses or jewelry bring it. We will be donating the items to Allie and her fundraiser Purses for Primates

 

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tampaTAMPA'S LAWRY PARK ZOO
Tampa, FL
November 12-20, 2011

 

Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo will be celebrating Orangutan Caring Week There will be informational talks given by zookeepers during the week, as well as displays detailing the threats orangutans are facing in the wild. Docents will be available to answer questions throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday (November 19-20). TLPZ hopes to help raise awareness of the plight of wild orangutans. Only by being aware will people start to care. For more information, contact the Zoo at 813-935-8552 or visit http://www.lowryparkzoo.com 

 

 


virginia_zoo_logoVIRGINIA ZOO
Norfolk, VA
November 12-20, 2011

 

 

As part of Orangutan Caring Week, the Virginia Zoo will be holding daily keeper chats at 2 p.m. in front of the Orangutan Day Room in our Asia - Trail of the Tiger exhibit Nov. 12-20. For more information, visit http://www.virginiazoo.org/

 

 

 


 

 

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Miami, FL
Nov. 12-13 and 19-20, 2011
10am-4pm

 

The Docents and Volunteers at Zoo Miami Zoo will be hosting Orangutan Awareness Week Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 12-13 and Nov. 19-20, 10am-4pm. There will be tables full of educational displays, biofacts, fun interactives, free temporary tattoos and more! Come learn all about our resident orangutans, Bonnie and Mango, at the Zookeeper Talk 11:30am daily.
http://www.miamimetrozoo.com

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orangedayORANGUTAN FOUNDATION, UK
London, England
Nov. 14-20 and
Orange For Orangutan Day© Nov 16, 2011

Orangutan Awareness Week takes place every November to draw attention to the challenges faced by wild orangutans and their rainforest home and to highlight how ordinary people can help both, including by fund-raising. To encourage the widest possible UK participation, the Orangutan Foundation names one day of each Orangutan Awareness Week as Orange For Orangutan Day© – a time when groups and individuals can demonstrate how much they care, by adding orange zest to everyday life. For 2011, Awareness Week takes place from Monday 14th November to Sunday 20th November. Orange For Orangutan Day© is Wednesday 16th November and we'd greatly value your involvement in it. For more information please visit www.orangutan.org.uk


 

OAW2011ORANGUTAN APPEAL UK
Brockenhurst, New Forest
Nov. 14-20, 2011

 

 

It's that time of the year again; Orangutan Awareness Week will be taking place all this week (14th-20th November), giving us all the perfect opportunity to get involved and spread awareness about the plight of orangutans. Join the girls at Orangutan Appeal HQ in wearing your PJs to work on Friday 18th November! We're asking for everyone to join in the fun and donate £1 or however much they can afford to the Appeal. For more information visit Orangutan-Appeal.org.uk

 


Individuals Planning to Take Action:

 

  • Shannon Fitzsimmons: My proposed orangutan event is being held in the Lockyer Valley, Queensland, Australia. I hope to email you some pics from the event... there might be multiple events. I was thinking of doing the ape joke jar and charging people $1 to select a joke from the jar. I'll be taking the joke jar around my office at work (hopefully), and to my neighbours and friends. And maybe a stand at the local shops and weekend markets.
  • Sharon Williams of Warkworth, Northumberland, England will be selling items on Ebay with all proceeds going toward orangutan conservation in honor of OCW.

 

 

 

 

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The following organizations are planning events for Orangutan Caring (Awareness) Week 2010. If you know of any events being planned that are not listed here, kindly inform us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   and we will post them. Download the low resolution or high resolution poster here. 

 


Location: Indonesia, Medan and surrounding areas in N. Sumatra

Organizations: Orangutan Caring Club-N. Sumatra, Sumatran Orangutan Society-OIC, Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme, and other members of the Sumatran Orangutan Consortium

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Dates: November 7, 9, 13, 2010

Time: 10am

Event Details:

Sunday, November 7: Peace Rally at the Medan central city round-about. The week started with peaceful demonstrations and inspiring speeches with education materials and trees distributed to the public.

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Tuesday, November 9: Coloring Contest for children at Republic of Indonesia Television Station (TVRI) in Medan.

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Saturday, November 13: Tree-planting activities in Gunung Leuser National Park. Fruit and forest trees were planted by volunteers and local people from Bukit Lawang.

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 For more information, contact CPOI-Sumut at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Location: Indonesia, Jakarta, Java

Organization: Orang Utan Republik Education Initiative Indonesia

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Event Details: The Orang Utan Republik Education Initiative Indonesia will be celebrating Orangutan Caring Week and are in the process of planning events and activities. More details will be posted when available. 

 


 

Location: Indonesia, Ketapang and Sukadana, West Kalimantan


Organization: Gunung Palung Orangutan Conservation Program

 

Dates: November 20-28, 2010

Event Details: While taking place slightly after the official Orangutan Caring Week, a series of awareness-raising rock concerts with local bands was held in Ketapang cafes on Nov. 20-21, followed by a music and theater performance on Nov. 23. On November 28, GPOCP youth volunteers dressed up as Orangutans and their forest friends, in our first animal parade through the streets of Sukadana.  For more information contact
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Location: Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

Organization: Zoo Negara

 

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Dates: November 7-21, 2010
Times: TBA

Event Details: The volunteers from Way Out Experiences (WOX)  participated in Orangutan Awareness Week at Zoo Negara during a two-week hands on experience with orangutans and chimpanzees at the Zoo Ape Center. For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. :


Location: Finland, Helsinki

Organization: OURF and Orangutan Outreach Volunteers

 
 

 

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Date: November 11, 2010

Time: 5pm - 7:30pm

Place: Learning Centre, Aleksandria at Fabianinkatu 26, Room 230, 2nd Floor, University of Helsinki.

Event Details: Called the "Orangutan Awareness and Caring Afternoon", volunteers for the Orang Utan Republik Foundation and Orangutan Outreach  distributed information, displayed posters, and showed the moving film "GREEN", by Patrick Rouxel.  For more information, contact Isabel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


 

Location: Portugal, Porto

Organization: Sciences College of Porto

 

Dates: November 7-13 

Time: 7 pm (Monday-Friday); 5 pm (Saturday)

Place: Facultdade de Ciencias do Porto, Rua do Campo Alegre, Porto, Portugal 

 

Event Details: Volunteers for Orang Utan Republik Foundation conducted events at the Sciences College of Porto during Orangutan Caring Week. The films "GREEN" and "OrangRimba" were shown as well as exhibition in the college lobby. www.fc.up.pt/fcup/index.php .

 


Location: United Kingdom, Dublin, Ireland

 Organization: Dublin Zoo

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Dates & Time: TBA

Event Details: Activities included face painting, mask making, orangutan enrichment demonstrations and an extra keeper was on hand both days to deliver talks regarding the plight of the orangutan in the wild and what people can do to help. Contact Susan O'Brien at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more information.


Location: United Kingdom, London, England

Organization: Orangutan Foundation, UK

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Date: November 10 during Orangutan Awareness Week: November 7-13, 2010

Event Details: Orangutan Awareness Week takes place every November to draw attention to the challenges faced by wild orangutans and their rainforest home and to highlight how people can help.  To encourage the widest possible participation, the Orangutan Foundation names one day of Orangutan Awareness Week as Orange for Orangutan Day- a time when groups and individuals can demonstrate how much they care, by adding orange zest to everyday life! For more information, visit www.orangutan.org.uk or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for fundraising ideas and materials.


Location: Canada, Toronto

Organization: Toronto Zoo

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Dates & Time: TBA

Event Details: Toronto Zoo docents was on hand to share orangutan information, biofacts and more. For more information visit www.torontozoo.com  


Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Organisation: Auckland Zoo
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Name: Orangutan Caring Week - Madju's Market Day
 
 
 
Date: 6 November 2010
 
 
 
Time: 10am to 4pm
 
 
 
Event details: Madju the orangutan's fifth birthday was celebrated with party activities, orangutan encounters, and a market stall where guests could buy palm oil-free products.

Name: Orangutan Caring Week - The Great Ape Race
 
 
 
Date: 11 November 2010
 
 
 
Time: 6pm to 9pm
 
 
 
Event details: A race around the Zoo was held for a great cause - the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme. Each team was given a map covering the entire Zoo, including access to some behind-the-scenes areas.  Visit www.aucklandzoo.co.nz  for more information.

Location: USA, Los Angeles, CA

Organization: USC Students

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Dates: November 7-14
Time: TBA

Event Details: USC students interested in orangutans had planned to hold a variety of events including:

- Reading to Kids at a local elementary school: November 14.
- Hosting a booth on campus with posters and petitions
- Selling t-shirts to raise funds and raise awareness
- Showing orangutan films and
- Hosting a public lecture and panel discussion

More information will be posted when available.


Location: USA, Birmingham, AL

Organization: Birmingham Zoo

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Dates & Times: TBA

Event Details: Docents and volunteers at the zoo celebrated Orangutan Caring/Awareness Week with their visitors. More details will be posted when they are available.


Location: USA, Tampa, FL

Organization: Lowry Park Zoo

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Dates & Times: TBA

Event Details: Docents and volunteers at the Zoo celebrated Orangutan Caring/Awareness Week. More details will be posted when they are available. For more information visit www.lowryparkzoo.com


Location: USA, Wauchula, FL

Organization: Center for Great Apes

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Dates & Times: TBA  

Event Details: Docents and volunteers at the Center will be celebrated Orangutan Caring/Awareness Week.  More details will be posted when they are available. Visit www.centerforgreatapes.org/


Location: USA, Miami, FL

Organization: Zoo Miami

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Dates: November 13-14
Time: 10am-4pm

Event Details: Zoo Miami hosted Orangutan Awareness Week Saturday and Sunday, November 13-14, 10am-4pm. There were tables full of educational displays, biofacts, fun interactives, free temporary tattoos and more!  Resident orangutans, Bonnie and Mango, could be visited at the Zookeeper Talk 11:30am daily. For more information visit  www.miamimetrozoo.com

 


 

Location: USA, Chicago, Illinois

Organization: Brookfield Zoo

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Dates: November 13 & 14

Time: 10 am-4:00 pm

Event Details: orangutan awareness with a weekend’s worth of orangutan-oriented activities. 

Visit Tropic World to learn fascinating orangutan facts, watch the zoo’s orangs in action, and find out how you measure up with the versatile ape. Kids can check out orangutan handprints, try on orangutan-sized mittens, and find out why the apes need large, strong hands. Special keeper chats offered at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. both days will provide insight into the orangutan’s name—Malay for “man of the forest”—and natural habitat, as well as details about the threats to the orangutan’s survival and simple ways you can help.


Location: USA, Racine, Wisconsin

Organization: Racine Zoo

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Dates: November 13
Time: 11am-2pm

Event Details: Zookeepers hosted event activities Saturday, November 13. For more information, visit www.racinezoo.org 


Location: USA, Brownsville, TX

Organization: Gladys Porter Zoo

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Dates and Times: TBA

Event Details: Docents and volunteers at the Zoo celebrated Orangutan Caring/Awareness Week.  More details will be posted when they are available. For more information visit http://gpz.org/


Location: USA, Houston, TX

Organization: Houston Zoo

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Dates: 6-14 November

Event Details: International Orangutan Caring Week was observed globally from Nov. 6 to Nov. 14. During that period, the Houston Zoo's primate staff conducted a Meet the Keeper Talk at the Wortham World of Primates orangutan habitat. 

 Special Extras were held on Saturday and Sunday, November 6-7 from 9 AM -3 PM

In addition to the daily Keeper Talk at 2:30, the zoo had keepers at the orangutan habitat from 9a.m. - 3p.m. to chat with visitors and answer any questions. Visitor came to their booth to shop for painted magnets, photo note cards, and many other items. They also had beautiful, one-of-a-kind, orangutan-painted Christmas ornaments available for purchase. For more information, visit www.houstonzoo.org/international-orangutan-caring-week/ 


Location: USA, Waco, TX

Organization: Cameron Park Zoo

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Dates and Times: TBA

Event Details: Docents and volunteers at the Zoo celebrated Orangutan Caring/Awareness Week.  More details will be posted when they are available. For more information visit www.cameronparkzoo.com/


Location: USA, Louisville, KY

Organization: Louisville Zoo

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Date and Time: November 12-14, 2010; various times during the day.

Event Details: Experts predict that orangutans could be extinct in the remnant wild in 10 years.

On November 12-14, find out how you can help these magnificent animals during Louisville Zoo’s orangutan awareness weekend.

 Learn about these amazing creatures first hand, meet orangutan keepers, hear about the threats orangutans face in the wild and find out what you can do to help.

 Celebrate Segundo, our Sumatran Orangutan’s, 23 birthday Friday, November 12 at 2 p.m. in the Islands area complete with a banana cake with strawberry yogurt icing. On Saturday and Sunday see enrichment programs and learn all about orangutans from the people who know them best during special keeper talks at 10:15 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. in the Islands area. Docents will also be available Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Islands area with lots of interesting information, biofacts and more. The Zoo’s Youth Board will be offering face painting (for $1), sand art (for $2 and $4) and art magnets made by our orangutans (for $1 - $2) with a portion of the proceeds going directly to orangutan conservation Saturday and Sunday only.

 Orangutan Awareness Weekend is free with Zoo admission and for Zoo members.

Orangutans are considered one of the closet living relatives to humans, sharing 97 percent of the same DNA and are very intelligent. They have complex social relationships and are capable of forming strong social attachments. The bond formed between mother and offspring is particularly strong and results in the longest childhood (up to 10 years) of any ape species.

 Historically, orangutans were found throughout Southeast Asia and even as far north as China. But today with the rapid decline of their rainforest homes, orangutans live only on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra. It is estimated that suitable orangutan habitat in Malaysia and Sumatra has declined by more than 80 percent in the last two decades, and the wild population of Sumatran orangutans has dropped by nearly half.

 According to a report released by the United Nations Environment Programme in February 2007, the spread of palm oil plantations and illegal logging to the national parks in Indonesia constitutes a conservation emergency for the critically endangered orangutan. Palm oil is becoming increasingly popular as an alternative to trans fats, and is found in one of 10 supermarket products, including margarine, baked goods, sweets, detergents and lipsticks. There is also an increasing market for vegetable oil as a renewable fuel (biofuel), in response to the need to reduce global carbon dioxide emissions, and palm oil is currently considered the most productive source of biodiesel fuel. Organizations like the United Nations Environment Programme and the Indonesian government are working to find economically and environmentally responsible solutions.

 A free Orangutan-Friendly palm-oil shopping guide will also be made available this weekend indicating which companies use sustainable source palm oil.

 The Louisville Zoo participates in the Orangutan Species Survival Plan (SSP), which carefully manages and oversees all aspects of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) captive population of orangutans.  Louisville Zoo Supervisor of Animal Training Jane Anne Franklin is a member of the Orangutan SSP Steering Committee.

 The Louisville Zoo is home to four orangutans—females Bella, 25, and Amber, 22; and 22-year-old males Segundo and Teak.

 For more information about the Zoo visit www.louisvillezoo.org.

 

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