Din­ner in for­est

Auckland City Harbour News - - News -

Hav­ing din­ner with mon­keys will help pro­tect en­dan­gered su­ma­tran orang-utans in the wild.

Auck­land Zoo is of­fer­ing the chance to dine in the com­pany of spi­der mon­keys, sia­mangs and tamarins.

The evening also in­cludes be­hind-thescenes en­coun­ters with ele­phants Kashin and Burma, a visit to the Tiger Ter­ri­tory, and other mys­tery tours with keep­ers.

The pro­fes­sion­al­ly­catered three-course meal will be served by pri­mate keep­ers in the heart of the zoo’s rain­for­est.

The event on Novem­ber 9 marks the start of Orang-utan Car­ing Week.

Orang-utan habi­tats in Bor­neo and Su­ma­tra are be­ing de­stroyed through log­ging and clear­ing for palm oil plan­ta­tions.

“Un­less we act now to help orang-utans – our clos­est rel­a­tives – they will all be gone within our life­time,” says Auck­land Zoo Con­ser­va­tion Fund of­fi­cer Peter Fraser.

The din­ner costs $200 per per­son, in­clud­ing drinks.

For more de­tails and the menu, visit www. auck­land­zoo.co.nz. To book phone 360-3800 ext 3828.

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