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Things To Do: Visit The Orangutans At Dublin Zoo

The brand new Orangutan Forest at Dublin Zoo is now officially OPEN!

And it looks amazing. Why not head along this weekend to check out the gang in their new home?

The Orangutan Forest was inspired by the natural environment of the Bornean orangutans, the tropical rain forest of Borneo. Orangutans absolutely love spending time in the trees, which is why the new forest boasts 11 spectacular trees between 7 and 12 meters high.

The new habitat will be home to Sibu (37), his mate Leonie (35), their daughter Riona (10) and Niece Mujur, born in Dublin Zoo in 2005.

Check out this great video from the Independent and see them all in action!

Over the past 30 years, 80% of orangutan habitat has been destroyed. To raise awareness of the plight of the orangutans, Dublin Zoo has launched a major fundraising initiative for their partners the Orangutan Foundation.

To help raise awareness, eumom had a little fun in our local park with our new buddy, Oráiste the Orangutan!

   

From 11th – 19th June inclusive, Dublin Zoo will donate €2.50 from every ticket purchased to the Orangutan Foundation.

Dublin Zoo is also calling on the Irish public to get involved by texting “Save” to 50300 to donate €2. Donations can also be made at the collection points on South King Street on June 11 and 12 or at Dublin Zoo.


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