Check Out The Orangutan Outreach’s New "Back To Borneo" Video And Find Out How To Save Real Apes!
Updated: Dec 31
The Orangutan Outreach, a non-profit whose mission is to save the critically endangered orangutans and protect their rainforest home, took to Twitter this week, and shared a video featuring the charity’s mascot, Bored Ape Julius.
On Wednesday, Orangutan Outreach shared a two-minute-long animated short featuring its Bored Ape Julius titled “Back to Borneo.”
In the video, Julius, AKA Bored Ape #2238, goes home to the island of Bonero and saves a female ape and her baby.
After the charity shared the video, the Bored Ape Gazette reached out to them to find out more about their efforts to save Orangutans and the nonprofits' Bored in Borneo Initiative.
“Orangutans are critically endangered in the wild due to industrial scale habitat loss,” Organutan Outreach told the Gazette. “Huge swathes of forest in Borneo and Sumatra are being clear-cut. High value trees are removed for timber and the rest is just burned releasing massive amounts of carbon into the atmosphere— which is a leading cause of climate change. The land is then converted into oil palm plantations. Palm oil is a cheap vegetable oil used for cooking and as an additive in everything from soap & shampoo to cookies, candy and biodiesel. (It's everywhere!) When the forests are destroyed, adult male orangutans are shot on sight. Babies are captured alive and sold as illegal pets. To be clear, a mother orangutan will never let her baby be taken without a fight, so she is shot as well. Orangutan Outreach helps fund the long-term care of orphaned babies and displaced orangutans who have been rescued! They are rehabilitated so they can be returned to the wild, a process which can take many years. Those who can't go back will need permanent sanctuary care for the rest of their lives and they can live well into their 50s. We also now fund hundreds of acres of reforestation! That's our Bored in Borneo initiative; and the initially fund came from generous support from BAYC in 2021. We want to scale up our reforestation efforts in the new year. The cost is approximately 1 ETH per acre. Apes can help us by making a tax-deductible donation in crypto, fiat, stock and by sharing our posts & tweets, especially our Julius clip! We want people to see that NFTs can be a force for good in the world! But the point is this: Orangutans are critically endangered. We need to save them now—before it's too late! Extinction is Forever.”
As the Bored Ape Gazette previously reported, the Bored Ape Yacht Club donated over $500,000 USD to the charity from its Bored Ape Kennel Club sales back in July and August of 2021.
Apes and non-apes that are interested in making a tax-deductible donation to the Orangutan Outreach can do so on the charities website here https://redapes.org