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Sumatran orang-utan ©Karen Edwards Global Orangutan Day

A trek in search of Asia’s ‘critically endangered’ orang-utan

Earlier this year, I was lucky enough to see the orang-utan in it’s natural habitat. It was a beautiful experience. But with Asia’s orange-haired great apes labelled as ‘critically endangered’, the chances are we won’t be able to visit them for much longer. But why are we losing them and what can be done to […]

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Orangutan female with her son, Borneo © naturepl.com / Anup Shah / WWF

6 awesome animal mums

Today is Mother’s Day, and a chance to celebrate formidable females in the animal kingdom. Here are just a few… 1. Gorillas Infant gorillas have a long period of development and dependence, and gorilla mothers invest years in caring for their vulnerable offspring, just as humans do. Mothers provide most of the care, even sharing […]

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Borneo Orang-utan male baby 'Thor' aged 8-9 months peering from behind his mother. Camp Leakey, Tanjung Puting National Park, Central Kalimantan, Borneo, Indonesia © naturepl.com / Fiona Rogers / WWF World Orang-utan Day

The incredible family bond of orang-utans

To celebrate World Orang-utan Day, we’ve released a beautiful new video capturing the mesmerising species. The stunning footage showcases the incredible family bond between an infant orang-utan and its mother. Swinging through trees in the heart of the Borneo before nestling into its mother’s chest; the young orang-utan looks peaceful – unaware of the imposing […]

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Wear It Wild in denim © Polyvore Wear it Wild

Wear It Wild in denim

If you are a denim lover like me and you would love to take part in WWF’s Wear It Wild campaign but don’t want to sacrifice your jeans, why not wear some animal inspired jeans instead? I myself have zebra and leopard printed jeans, which will be perfect for wearing it wild on 5 of […]

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Fashion blogger Lorna Burford in her Wear It Wild leopard outfit © Lorna Burford Wear it Wild

Come and Wear It Wild with me

Caring for nature and wildlife has been something that I have been passionate about since I was a little girl. No matter where I went, I was always happiest in the garden studying the bugs and animals, helping any out that were in need and I’m still that way today. I’ve done my fair share […]

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Lion getting close to the camera gallery

Animals get in on the ‘selfie’ action

To celebrate the Oxford English Dictionary naming “selfie” as the word of 2013 we’re showing that it’s not just us humans who can get in on the action. As our gallery prove,s animals around the globe – including lions, leopards, rhinos and even fish – aren’t afraid to get up close and personal with the […]

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