Leonardo Dicaprio Is Raising Awareness To Save Some Of The Planet’s Endangered Animals

Leonardo DiCaprio has been busy hanging out with endangered animals raising awareness of Sumatra’s threatened species.

Yesterday Leo visited a Sumatran Orangutan conservation center and posted this orangutan fist-bumping selfie to his Instagram.

The star is using his profile to raise awareness of the devastating effects of palm oil on areas like the Leuser Ecosystem, which is the last remaining habitat of many critically endangered species.
The Leuser Ecosystem is among many environmental projects that the Leonardo DiCaptio Foundation donated over $15 million to.

And he also hung out with some of the few remaining Sumatran elephants, urging his 5 million followers to save Sumatra’s rhinos, tigers, elephants and orangutans.

The lowland #rainforest of the Leuser Ecosystem are considered the world’s best remaining habitat for the critically endangered Sumatran #elephant. In these forests, ancient elephant migratory paths are still used by some of the last #wild herds of Sumatran elephants. But the expansion of Palm Oil plantations is fragmenting the #forest and cutting off key elephant migratory corridors, making it more difficult for elephant families to find adequate sources of food and water. The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation is supporting local partners to establish a mega-fauna sanctuary in the Leuser Ecosystem, last place on Earth where Sumatran orangutans, tigers, rhinos and elephants coexist in the wild. Click the link in the bio to stand with @haka_sumatra as they fight to protect the Leuser Ecosystem. #SaveLeuserEcosystem #Indonesia

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