Cotton-Top Tamarin

This gorgeous ‘Dad’ greeted me as I set out to explore the Singapore Zoo with my family a few years ago. Cute and curious, these cotton-top tamarins are actually listed as critically endangered (with just 6,000 of these monkeys alive), and the zoo is doing a phenomenal job in keeping the species alive. Native to…

Be Human

Native to Malaysia and Indonesia, the Bornean and Summatran Orangutans are the closest mammals to humans. In Malay, orang translates to “person” and utan is derived from hutan, which means “forest.” So orangutans are literally “forest people”. Unfortunately, due to excessive deforestation in both countries, the Bornean orangutan is classified as endangered (only 104,700 remain)…