What a better way to celebrate fall rolling in, pumpkins on front porches, halloween coming to town and, obviously, pumpkin ice-cream, than by celebrating orangutans! The Sumatran Orangutan Society, or SOS, is campaigning to make october all about orangutans and has provided you with 31 things to do to be a great OranguFan.
Mostly the things to do are aimed towards school groups, but there are plenty of things you can do on your own! In fact, I am doing number 14 right(write a blog post) now! And I plan on accomplishing number 31(carve and orangutan pumpkin) later this month.
With the Sumatran rainforest being so incredibly unique, it’s the only place on earth orangutans, elephants, rhinos and tigers roam together, and also being in such great peril there is no better time to start spreading the word about orangutans than now. If you want to stay close to home and feel like contributing you can do number 10 and donate £5 to get a seedling tree planted in Sumatra. Or for the more ad
venturous there is number 6 where you can sign up to visit Sumatra and trek through the rainforest in Gunung Leuser National Park.
If you’re a UK native, you can attend the Orange Tie Ball in Oxford on the 18th for £68.
If you’re an avid tweeter, get some tweet ideas on number 16 to spread the word about SOS and the orangutans need for protection.
So, have a wonderful happy orange october, and remember, set down the palm oil, plant a tree, and most of all carve a pumpkin shaped like an orangutan!
[P.S. Sorry I’ve been MIA for a little while, I just had midterms and I’m working on graduating a year early so school is kicking my butt and eating all of my free time. Hopefully there will be more frequent blog posts coming up.]