We are delighted to share the following story and picture, which one of our members sent in recently. To explain some background, she had purchased a soft toy orangutan (see our Shop page) and sent it to her granddaughter Isabella in Australia, together with a Guardianship for orangutan orphan - Wendy. Bet writes the following:
“My little granddaughter is gorgeous and I have enclosed a snap. Anyway, Wendy Wu, her little orangutan, goes everywhere with her and was an inside toy until recently when she travelled to Melbourne with the family just after I had been over for Buddha’s birthday. The unthinkable happened and Wendy fell out of the pram at the zoo. Therein ensued three days of Isabella crying for “my Wendy Wu”. Emma (Bet’s daughter) told her that Wendy was on holidays with her family in Borneo while I dragged poor Peter (from Orangutan Aid) out to Sai Kung with a Wendy he had located from your stock. So the new Wendy Wu went via speed post to Adelaide. When it arrived, Emma took one look at it and thought ‘no way is Isabella going to fall for this.’ She explained to Isabella that Wendy had had a bath and a haircut and would be home soon.... so they stuck Wendy on the door step with a little bag and Michael (Isabella’s Dad) rang the bell and Emma and Isabella opened the door. Emma said “look who’s home at last !!”
Apparently Isabella held Wendy at arm’s length, then looked at her eyes (which they had scratched a bit because Isabella kisses her there all the time) then walked down to her room and looked at herself holding Wendy in the mirror and still wasn’t convinced, until Michael showed her the label with the wwf logo. At that point Isabella kissed Wendy, read her stories, told her all about what she had done that week, and then took her to bed. Emma said “see how Wendy’s friends have washed her and cut her hair. Doesn’t she look good after her holiday?” at which point Isabella handed Harold her bear over to Emma and said “Harold, haircut.” Thanks Bet, for sharing that cute story with us, and we're delighted that Isabella loves her orangutan.
New Song Kindergarten presentation - March 2011
Japanese International School - Nov 2010
Thanks to Gigi for sending in this letter to Orangutan Aid. We're so happy that you love orangutans, and we hope that you will help us to spread the word about helping to save them from extinction, wherever in the world you are.
Orangutan Aid - helping orphaned orangutans and rainforest conservation projects.