Los Angeles Zoo Hosts an Exclusive Presentation About Orangutans and Book Signing with Leif Cocks, Author of “Orangutans, My Cousins, My Friends” and Founder of the Orangutan Project


January 4, 2018

January 3, 2018
 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Cost: Free with Paid Zoo Admission or GLAZA Membership
Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Grand Room  

The Los Angeles Zoo invites animal lovers, environmentalists, and the general public to an exclusive presentation from Leif Cocks, author of “Orangutans, My Cousins, My Friends: A Journey to Understand and Save the Person of the Forest” and founder of The Orangutan Project. Cocks has spent the last three decades working to save his “orange cousins” from extinction. In his latest book, readers are taken on a unique journey to understand and save these primates. Part memoir, part philosophical discussion, part scientific case for conservation, the book is a call to action for all who wish to save the orangutan.

A special presentation and book signing will be available with paid general admission to the L.A. Zoo or with GLAZA membership on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 in the Los Angeles Zoo Grand Room, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Order your copy in advance at www.theorangutanproject.org/shop/books.

About The Orangutan Project

The Orangutan Project (TOP), established in 1998, is the world’s foremost not-for-profit organization, supporting orangutan conservation, rainforest protection, local community partnerships and the rehabilitation and reintroduction of displaced orangutans back to the wild, in order to save the two orangutan species from extinction.


About the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the landmark Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, drawing 1.8 million visitors each year, is home to a diverse collection of 1,100 animals representing 250 different species, many of which are rare or endangered. Its lush grounds on 113 acres feature a botanical collection comprising over 800 different plant species with approximately 7,000 individual plants. The Zoo is located in Griffith Park at the junction of the Ventura (134) and Golden State (5) freeways. Admission is $21 for adults and $16 for children ages 2 to 12. The Zoo is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For information, call (323) 644-4200 or visit the L.A. Zoo website at www.lazoo.org.