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Episode 190 – Richard Zimmerman – Orangutan Rehabilitation / audio

Orangutan Rehabilitation

Richard Zimmerman of Orangutan Outreach (@redapes on twitter) talks with host Craig Price about orangutan rehabilitation. As any listener or follower of the podcast knows, Craig is a huge supporter of orangutans and Orangutan Outreach. He even goes so far as to sell calendars to raise money for them each year. Due to the massive fires that have devastated much of the orangutan’s habitat in Indonesia, many of the rescue centers Richard and Orangutan Outreach support are being flooded with survivors, specifically abandoned or orphaned orangutan babies. So much so that they need to add additional housing and facilities as quickly as they can. One partner in particular The Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Rescue Center is in dire need so Richard is raising money for a new baby house! Craig and Richard discuss the fires, the current situation on the ground but more importantly, the two go over what happens to the orphaned babies who are put through orangutan rehabilitation, how they go through Baby School and Forest School learning how to be wild orangutans and are eventually released into better, more protected habitats away from people. Once you hear the plight of these wonderful animals, you won’t be able to ignore what’s going on in their native home.

You can learn more about Richard and Orangutan Outreach as well as donate to the new baby house at http:/redapes.org/BOS

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Episode 116 – Rick Barongi – The Houston Zoo / audio

The Houston Zoo

Rick Barongi, Director of the Houston Zoo (@houstonzoo on twitter) joins host Craig Price to discuss what goes into the running and expansion of a major zoo.  If anyone follows Craig on instagram (craigprice47) or on Google+ you’ll know right away how much he likes zoos and appreciates animals through his photography. Getting the opportunity to talk to the director of a zoo like the Houston Zoo was quite a treat. The two discuss the unusual situation at the Copenhagen Zoo regarding the euthanasia of a healthy giraffe and how it affects all zoos, the planned expansion of the Houston Zoo to include gorillas in 2015, the not so planned expansion of 6 additional chimpanzees recently as well as what goes into deciding which animals breed, like the new baby elephant and giraffe the zoos delivered this February.

You can learn more about the Houston Zoo at http://HoustonZoo.org.

This episode is also being used to raise money for Orangutan Outreach! Past guest Richard Zimmerman’s Apps of Apes is being utilized by the Houston Zoo so Craig thought helping out Orangutan Outreach indirectly would help out the orangutans at the Houston Zoo too!

DISCLOSURE: The Houston Zoo is not aware or affiliated with this specific charity drive. Any questions should be directed to Craig@SpeakerCraigPrice.com NOT the Houston Zoo.

How can you donate? If you purchase a 2014 calendar of Craig’s nature photography all of the profits will be donated to http://redapes.org. Several of the animals featured were photographed while at the Houston Zoo.

Simply follow this link to buy the calendar and help out!

 

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Episode 74 – Richard Zimmerman – Orangutan Outreach / audio

Orangutan Outreach Week

Orangutan Outreach (@redapes on Twitter) Executive Director Richard Zimmerman joins Craig to celebrate Orangutan Caring Week! The two don’t monkey around when the talk about the plight of the orangutans. From the destruction of their habitat to illegal pet trade, orangutans have the chips stacked against them. Thankfully, Orangutan Outreach is there to help.

Please donate to this worthy cause by going to http://redapes.org and giving generously.

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