An adult Orang-utan looking back over his shoulder. There is green foliage in the background and he has a blade of grass in his mouth.

Endangered Animals – Orang-utans


Thursday 8 August 2019


2.30pm - 3.00pm






This is suitable for students in years 3-10

Student webinar

These large, powerful orange primates live in the tropical forests of southeast Asia, yet, their strength is no match for the challenges they currently face due to habitat destruction and hunting. Zoos Victoria is fighting to ensure Orang-utans survive in the wild, you can help too.

In this virtual learning experience, students will explore the world of the Orang-utan deep in the jungles of Borneo and Sumatra. Understand the human/wildlife conflict that is pushing this species ever closer to extinction and discover what we can do to save these incredible primates.

In this session, students will:

  • Hear from Zoos Victoria keepers about the plight of the Orang-utan and how we can help
  • Learn how STEM skills help us to address conservation challenges in the real-world
  • Ask our zoo experts questions and discover how you can help us fight extinction
  • Continue their learning with additional information and resources

Enjoy this virtual learning experience from the comfort of your classroom using Adobe Connect. You and your students can join us live on your school’s computer (hooked up to a screen or interactive whiteboard) or on their own device. They will be watching a live video stream and will need to be able to listen to the conversation. Students can type their comments and questions; no camera or microphone is required.

Online resources

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Zoos Victoria uses Adobe Connect to deliver webinar, registered participants will be sent a unique URL prior to the webinar.