IF YOU ONLY ATTEND ONE CHARITY EVENT THIS YEAR, THIS HAS TO BE IT
Full Circle Partners is proud to sponsor ‘The Last Place on Earth‘ and you’re invited! Join The Orangutan Project Founder Leif Cocks on an empowering journey on how we can address the Climate Emergency, while creating a world where all beings can survive and prosper. This worthwhile event on Thursday 20th May is not to be missed!
A threat to Orangutans is really a threat to us all. Their native home in the rainforests of Borneo and Sumatra may seem far away but its preservation is critical in maintaining a fundamental balance of eco-systems that affect the world.
Date: 6pm, Thursday 16th May 2021
Venue: The Island Brew House, Elizabeth Quay, 1 Valdura Pl, Perth WA 6000
Admission Price: $99.00 per person.
The talk will highlight an exciting new project being developed to save one of the last remaining forests for Sumatran Orangutans, elephants, and rhinos. The admission to this dinner-talk event will include delicious gourmet vegan pizzas and your first alcoholic beverage. There will also be a live auction, a bar, gift stall, and books for sale.
Full Circle Partners is excited to be sponsoring this event. We would also like to announce that all the proceeds from the event will be matched by our special guest Dr Kushwin Rajamani. This is a wonderful opportunity to make a real difference to the planet’s future!
Saving the Orangutan also saves Critically Endangered Sumatran tigers, Critically Endangered Sumatran elephants, and many other endangered species. It also saves the forest and supports local and indigenous communities.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Orangutan conservation is a complex issue that requires support and funding in multiple areas to be successful. The type and level of each strategy is determined by the needs of the particular ecosystem. The Orangutan Project recognises and understands that Orangutan conservation must be supported at the grassroots level and involve local communities. The Orangutan Project supports a wide range of critical projects that address the holistic problem facing remaining fragmented Orangutan populations – including fighting deforestation and habitat loss at the highest level. As a highly trusted organisation, The Orangutan Project partners with many Orangutan conservation projects Operating on the ground in Borneo and Sumatra.
Orangutans are great apes, as opposed to monkeys, and are closely related to humans, having 97% of DNA in common.
Orangutans are extremely patient and intelligent mammals. They are very observant and inquisitive, and there are many stories of Orangutans escaping from zoos after having watched their keepers unlock and lock doors.
Height: males – about 1.5m; females – about 1.2m
Weight: males – 93 to 130 kg; females – 48 to 55 kg
Life Span: 60 years or more
Gestation: about 8.5 months
Number of Young at Birth: usually 1, very rarely 2
Orangutans’ arms stretch out longer than their bodies – over two meters from fingertip to fingertip – and are used to employ a “hookgrip”. When on the ground, they walk on all fours, using their palms or their fists.
When male Orangutans reach maturity, they develop large cheek pads, which female Orangutans apparently find attractive.
When males are fighting, they charge at each other and break branches. If that doesn’t scare one of them away, they grapple and bite each other.
For the first 4-6 years of his/her life, an infant Orangutan holds tight to his/her mother’s body as she moves through the forest in search of fruit.
Like humans, Orangutans have opposable thumbs. Their big toes are also opposable.
Orangutans have tremendous strength, which enables them to swing from branch to branch and hang upside-down from branches for long periods of time to retrieve fruit and eat young leaves.