Spend Mother’s Day with the Zoo’s Bornean orangutan Kumang, and learn about her offspring and family history.
Find out about orangutans in their natural habitat and what you can do to help conserve this amazing species.
Watch demonstrations with the orangutans at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
What is the M.O.M. campaign?
M.O.M. stands for Missing Orangutan Mothers, a campaign started by Orangutan Outreach to bring attention to the threats facing orangutans in their natural range. When orangutan habitat is destroyed due to deforestation from the palm oil industry, young orangutans are left without the support of their mothers. You can help by consuming palm oil-free or sustainable palm oil products to reduce deforestation.
Learn more about the campaign at this event and talk to keepers about how they care for the orangutans at the Zoo.