The Kinabatangan River flows through Borneo in South East Asia and is over 560km long! The forests along the river are home to some of the most threatened animals on the planet – including orangutans, elephants, rhinos and sun bears. Sadly their numbers are falling fast as the forests are cleared to make way for palm oil plantations.
We’re working with our partners in Borneo to protect these forests and the wonderful wildlife found within them. Chester Zoo conservationists have helped to build rope bridges across part of the Kinabatangan Rover to connect patches of habitat so orangutans can safely cross the water and reach the forest on the other side.
Join our friends, the Grosvenor Rowing Club, and see how far you, with the help of other zoo visitors, can collectively row down the Kinabatangan River before the end of the week.
Time: 10am – 4.30pm