Rajang’s Forest is home to Tiga our male orangutan and our two recent female arrivals, mum, Mali, and daughter, Tatau. Find out more about Mali and Tatau’s arrival here.
The area also features a selection of Asian fish and reptiles, including a species of fresh water turtle, the Asian giant pond turtle.
The enclosure was renamed in memory our beloved Orangutan, Rajang, who sadly passed away in 2018.
Orangutans are extremely endangered in the wild. The main reason is that their rainforest home is being cut down to make way for palm oil plantations. This is a very high profit crop and it is thought that 10% of all supermarket products contain it. This is causing severe habitat loss, which is causing the dramatic depletion in orangutan numbers.
In 2010, Action For The Wild started its support of the Orangutan Foundation, based at the Lamandau River wildlife Reserve in Borneo. To find out more about the project, visit the website: http://www.orangutan.org.uk/