In 2022, your Toronto Zoo and the Toronto Zoo Wildlife Conservancy were thrilled to announce an exciting new partnership with Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) with a commitment of $250,000 over the next ten years. This funding will support initiatives such as:
- Care of the unreleasable orangutans at the Orangutan Haven. Orangutan care consists of food, medical treatment and medical supplies, enrichment, and care staff costs
- A team of dedicated security personnel for the orangutans at the Orangutan Haven
- Maintenance and upkeep of the orangutan islands at the Orangutan Haven. The islands provide long‐term homes for unreleasable orangutans. Up‐keep and maintenance will consist of ensuring the water systems and moats surrounding the islands are functioning at the optimal level, replacement of bamboo, ropes, and other similar equipment, plus maintenance of enclosures and other infrastructure.
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