Orangutan Glass Paperweight. Ever open a window or door and all your papers go flying? Paperweights have been around for generations and they still have an important job! This large glass cabochon paperweight is hand decorated, has a felted bottom, and is a perfect desk accessory for your home office or favorite student. 3” x 1.4” and decorated in the USA by Lucy Lu. Gift box included.
Original artwork © 2012 Samara E. King & TwoBee, LLC rendered in color pencil for the Smithsonian National Zoological Park.
The Orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) is one of humankind’s closest relatives – in fact, we share nearly 97% of the same DNA! The word orangutan comes from the Malay words “orang hutan“, meaning “human of the forest“. Because deforestation has reduced their habitat, and illegal hunting has put populations at serious risk, orangutans are listed on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species as ‘Critically Endangered’. Learn more about orangutan conservation at: https://orangutan.org/orangutan-facts/why-is-the-orangutan-in-danger/