The Orangutan Whisperer | UMAPS

Leif Cocks is a former zookeeper from Australia who has dedicated his life to reintroducing endangered orangutans into the wild, something previously thought impossible.

At a jungle school in Sumatra, Indonesia, rescued orangutans practise climbing, foraging and fending for themselves in the forests.

Cocks has successfully reintroduced 180 of these animals and plans to save 8,000 more over the next decade.

“My goal is to save enough habitat that we can have 8,000 orangutans protected in reserves that we are looking after. And that will secure the species. That’s my goal. That’s at least a decent way of spending one’s life.”

So can Leif Cocks and his jungle schools help to save the endangered species from extinction?


This is a free event and we will be serving vegan pizzas! Any donations will go towards The Orangutan Project, an organisation whose key mission is to ensure that endangered wild orangutan species are protected against extinction and continue to live in secure populations for generations to come.