How your ticket helps our conservation efforts
It’s estimated there are only around 7,000 orangutans left in the wild which suggest that they could be extinct within the next ten years as the population continues to decline. Sadly, wild populations of tamarin species are also declining; Cotton-top Tamarins are critically endangered with around 6,000 left in the lowland forests of Columbia.
The main threats to primates in the wild are the illegal wildlife trade and habitat loss due to deforestation, conversion for agriculture and clearing of land for unsustainable palm oil plantations.
By purchasing a ticket to Meet the Primates, you are not only supporting the incredible species in our care, you’re also helping us raise awareness and valuable funds to safeguard their wild cousins. Part of the income generated from our Animal Experiences contributes to the work Zoos SA does in support of a wide number of conservation programs both within and beyond our gates.
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