International Orangutan  Day Caption Sheet

International Orangutan Day Caption Sheet

• World Orangutan Day is August 19

• Audubon Zoo is home to three critically endangered Sumatran orangutans

• Orangutans are the largest arboreal mammal on the planet

• Orangutans are threatened in the wild due to deforestation caused by the palm oil industry

• The number of Bornean orangutans has fallen nearly 43% in the last decade

• World Orangutan Day is to help encourage the public to take action in preserving this amazing species