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Petitioning Minister of Natural Resources & Environment Datuk Seri G. Palanivel and 31 others

Save Katarina the Orangutan in Malaysia

While imported pandas from China are given VIP treatment daily at Malaysia's Zoo Negara, Katarina, an orangutan who spends her days alone in squalid and deplorable conditions, is given quite the opposite treatment at the Kuala Lipis Zoo in the state of Pahang.

Katarina is a victim of the illegal wildlife trade. She was kept as a pet and after she became too big to handle was given up to the Lipis zoo, three years ago. We do not know her age though she is estimated to be between 10 and 12.

Visitors can freely feed Katarina junk food and Friends of the Orangutans came across a visitor who tried to get this orangutan to smoke a cigarette. There is no supervision of visitors and the zoo is not in a state to meet the needs of Katarina, as it is also severely underfunded. She is the only orangutan there and needs to be moved so that she can start to exhibit natural behaviours in an environment more suited to a subadult orangutan.

While the pandas here receive daily enrichment without fail, Katarina receives none. And her night cage is completely void of any bedding nor enrichment tool and she is forced to sit on cold concrete everyday for at least 12 hours after the zoo is closed.

After suffering for many years, it is time she is relocated to the Matang Wildlife Centre in Sarawak, where the Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC) provides excellent captive care for orangutans at its sanctuary.

At least RM 60 million ($18 million) has been spent on two pandas from China. The least that can be done for poor Katarina is for the Environment Ministry to take her out of her misery and send her to the Matang sanctuary.

Please sign and share this petition to ask the Malaysian and Natural Resources & Environment Minister to get Katarina relocated to the Matang Wildlife Centre sanctuary urgently.

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This petition was delivered to:
  • Minister of Natural Resources & Environment
    Datuk Seri G. Palanivel
  • Malaysian Wildlife Department
  • Malaysian Wildlife Department
  • Malaysian Wildlife Department
  • Malaysian Wildlife Department
  • Malaysian Wildlife Department
  • Malaysian Wildlife Department
  • Malaysian Wildlife Department
  • Malaysian Wildlife Department
  • Malaysian Wildlife Department
  • Majlis Daerah Lipis
  • Menteri Besar Pahang
    YAB. Dato' Sri Diraja Haji Adnan Bin Haji Yaakob
  • Pegawai Daerah Lipis
  • Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri Pahang
  • Ahli Parlimen Lipis
  • Malaysian Wildlife Department
  • Malaysian Wildlife Department
  • Deputy Minister of Natural Resources & Environment
    Dato' Sri Dr. James Dawos Mamit
  • Director General of Malaysia Wildlife Department
    Dato' Abd Rasid bin Samsudin
  • Deputy Director General I of Malaysian Wildlife Department
    Dato' Misliah binti Mohamad Basir
  • Deputy Director General II of Malaysian Wildlife Department
    Dr. Zaaba bin Zainol Abidin
  • Prime Minister of Malaysia
    Datuk Seri Najib Razak
  • Office of the Malaysian Prime Minister
  • Chief Secretary to the Government of Malaysia
    Tan Sri Dr. Ali Hamsa
  • NRE Malaysia
  • NRE Malaysia
  • NRE Malaysia
  • NRE Malaysia
  • NRE Malaysia
  • NRE Malaysia
  • Malaysian Wildlife Department
  • Yang Dipertua Majlis Daerah Lipis


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