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Leif Cocks


Leif is the founder and President of The Orangutan Project. He has worked hands on with and for orangutans for more than 25 years including the most successful breeding colony of orangutans in the world, orangutan rescues and the successful reintroduction of numerous orangutans included the first two ever successful zoo-born reintroductions. 

In respect to his professional, animal, human and financial management skills. Leif has an MSc studying orangutans and is the author of the Orangutans and their Battle for Survival and Orangutans; My Cousins, My Friends. 

Leif’s years in the field have earned him respect within the conservation field. He has been a key player in developing conservation plans for orangutans and influencing positive change for orangutan protection and survival.

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