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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/


Animals in Rajang's Forest

Giant Asian Pond Turtle (Heosemys grandis)
Reptiles

Giant Asian Pond Turtle (Heosemys grandis)

Rajang's Forest

Area:
South East Asia
Status:
Vulnerable
Quick Fact:

The giant Asian pond turtle is one of the largest hard-shelled, semi-aquatic turtles.

The most significant threat that the giant Asian pond turtle faces is the continued uncontrolled trade in freshwater turtles in south-east Asia, which is pushing them towards extinction.

Tropical Fish
Under Water

Tropical Fish

Rajang's Forest

Quick Fact:

Tropical fish are generally those fish found in aquatic tropical environments from around the world.

Bornean Orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
Mammals

Bornean Orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)

Rajang's Forest

Area:
Borneo
Status:
Critically Endangered
Quick Fact:

The word 'orangutan' comes from the Malay words ‘Orang Hutan’ which means ‘Man of the Forest’.

Bornean orangutans were once widespread throughout Southeast Asia, but their expansive range has decreased dramatically due to illegal logging and habitat destruction.

 


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