Albuquerque BioPark celebrates Orangutan Day


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE)– Saturday was Orangutan Day at the BioPark where visitors had a chance to learn about the natural history of the great apes.

Orangutans are native to tropical rain forests and zoo keepers were there to teach the public about how they can help conservation efforts.

Orangutans face threats in their environment due to poaching and habitat loss from palm oil production.

Saturday’s activities included education stations, a keeper talk, and arts and crafts. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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