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Sumatran Orangutans

Welcome! You’re about to embark on a one-of-a-kind virtual tour of one of the most remote, and threatened, habitats on Earth: the home of the critically endangered Sumatran Orangutan. Join us as we visit a jungle feeding platform where ecotourists encounter wild Orangutans, get a first-hand look at the Tripa peat swamps where palm oil plantations are rapidly replacing Orangutan habitat, and get a tour of the off-limits-to-the-public SOCP quarantine facility where you’ll meet some apes with incredible stories of survival.

Click on one of the pinned locations below to begin your virtual ecotour!


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Tripa Peat Swamp - Habitat in Peril: 3.874140, 96.522090
Bukit Lawang Feeding Platform: Ecotourism Lends a Hand: 3.734421, 98.109970
SOCP Quarantine Facility - Rescued Apes Recieve Solace: 3.344873, 98.603497


We hope that your virtual ecotour inspires you to take action and get involved – the people working to save endangered species and habitats need all the help they can get. Click on these links to find out what YOU can do:

– Visit the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) at their web page or on facebook.

– The Sumatran Orangutan Society can be found here and on facebook.

– To find a list of organisations working for orangutan conservation and welfare check out the Ape Alliance .

– Read a moving account of an orangutan rescue in Sumatra by Lucy Radford here.

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