ORANGE was the color of choice at Wangaratta Primary School on Friday.
Students dressed in orange and made a gold coin donation to help raise awareness of the Orangutan’s plight.
Grade four student and member of the Wangaratta 4th District Junior Guides, Fiona Schilling, organised the fundraiser after having a close encounter with Orangutans in 2012.
“I went to Bali in 2012 and got to cuddle an Orangutan,” she said.
“Then I saw an ad on TV about them and I wanted to do something.”
Orangutan numbers throughout South East Asia are under threat due to factors including logging and the expansion of the palm oil industry.