Did you know that humans are part of the great ape family? Along with our closest relatives orangutans, chimpanzees, bonobos and gorillas, we are the last surviving great apes, or homonids. Great apes are mostly vegetarian and love to eat fruit, leaves, roots and also nuts and grass seeds. They are known to use various tools, and except for gorillas, are agile climbers of trees.
FOUR PAWS rehabilitates orphaned orangutans on Indonesian Borneo, and supports the welfare and rehabilitation of Gorillas in Gabon, Africa. With our ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL and the Fernan-Vaz Gorilla Project we give these animals a second chance.