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Orangutans: A More Noble Form of Humanity

General Assembly New York
Jul 05 | Fri | 15:00 | General Admission: USD 20.00
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Orangutans: A More Noble Form of Humanity at General Assembly New York
Orangutans, known as 'the noble ape,' hold profound wisdom that resonates with our shared humanity.

Join us for an inspiring event with Leif Cocks, the renowned 'Orangutan Whisperer' and Founder of The Orangutan Project, as he takes you on a thought-provoking journey into the world of orangutan intelligence, abilities, and their extraordinary way of life.


Gain Fresh Perspectives: Immerse yourself in the captivating stories and profound insights shared by Leif Cocks, who has dedicated over thirty years to protecting and saving orangutans.

Reshape Your Understanding: Discover the remarkable connections between orangutans and our shared humanity, offering a new lens through which to view our own existence.

Extended Q and A Session: Engage in an exclusive opportunity to ask burning questions about orangutan intelligence, the preservation of their forests, and how you can make a meaningful impact.


When: Friday 5 July 3:00-5:00 pm Where: General Assembly, 10 East 21st Street, New York Tickets: $20


Leif Cocks is a primatologist with 30+ years experience working with orangutans and has a Masters of science studying orangutans. He led the project to re-introduce the first zoo-born orangutan into the wild, and in 1998 founded The Orangutan Project to secure the survival of Critically Endangered orangutans in their natural habitat.

The Orangutan Project has since contributed millions of dollars into orangutan conservation and has established a distinctive, holistic approach encompassing legally protecting rainforests; securing, restoring and patrolling rainforests; rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing ex-captive orangutans; and educating and empowering local communities and indigenous people.

Leif is the author of several books and academic papers on the subject of orangutan conservation, and his most recent Finding Our Humanity, also explores the fundamental links between our tribal past and our likely future on the planet (books will be available for purchase on the night).

Last year Cocks was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia, one of the country’s highest honours, for his work protecting Critically Endangered orangutans.


By attending this event, you contribute directly to the preservation of orangutans and their forest homes. Funds raised will support critical conservation efforts in Borneo and Sumatra. During the event, Leif's inspiring books will be available for purchase, with the opportunity for him to personally sign a copy.

Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Category: Attractions | Talks and Lectures

Price: General Admission: USD 20.00

Venue: General Assembly New York

10 East 21st Street Map