Jan 2018: A journey to understand and save “the person of the forest” (Palo Alto)


On January 10th, 2018 BATFN is co-hosting an event with The Orangutan Project at The Foster art gallery in Palo Alto.

The event will feature The Orangutan Project’s Founder and President Leif Cocks, who has worked with orangutans for over 30 years and has dedicated his life to re-introducing captive and orphaned orangutans into the wild. Cocks, who also recently authored Orangutans My Cousins, My Friends, will speak about the plight of orangutans and his plan for saving great red apes from extinction.

Cocks will be joined by Gary L. Shapiro, Co-Founder of The Orangutan Project and the head of The Orangutan Project-US and Orang Utan Republik. Shapiro has spent more than 40 years working with orangutans.

The Foster gallery features the works of Tony Foster, a watercolor artist who has traveled the world to capture the beauty and wonder of nature through watercolor paintings.

Tickets are $15 and 100% of the proceeds will go to The Orangutan Project, which is working to protect, rescue, rehabilitate, and re-release wild orangutans. Wine, beer, and snacks will be served.

TICKETS: A journey to understand and save “the person of the forest”

Ticket price: $15.00
Location: The Foster, 940 Commercial St, Palo Alto, CA 94303
Date: Jan. 10, 2018, 6:30 p.m.