Man of the Jungle

Man of the Jungle | Wallhanging by Geraldine Simmons | Artists for ConservationMan of the Jungle | Wallhanging by Geraldine Simmons | Artists for Conservation

Man of the Jungle

42.00cm H x 28.00cm W
Colored pencil
Year Completed:
Borneo male orang-utan
Original for Sale:
Available as Ltd Edition:
Artist will donate 100% to Friends of the National Parks Foundation (Indonesia) from sale of this work.
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When visiting a national park in the remote jungles of Borneo, I got a close-up view of orangutans while they were rehabilitating in quarantine at NGO Friends of the National Parks Foundation (FNPF). One orangutan grabbed my hand and pulled me towards it, studying my hand and comparing it to his own. It’s hard to put into words how incredible that experience was. These beautiful animals are so inquisitive and trusting, yet it breaks my heart that they are so cruelly mistreated and exploited for human gain. On top of this, their forest homes are being burned to the ground or bulldozed for palm oil plantations. It has come to the point that this beautiful humanlike species is now critically endangered.

In 2005 Man of the Jungle was sold on the opening night of the Humane Society International Extinction Denied Art Exhibition. The exhibition is by invitation only, and artists donate 100% of the proceeds to HSI. Humane Society International has sponsored FNPF since 2000.


Available Editions of this Artwork

Edition Info Edition Size Dimensions Edition Price
Man of the Jungle (plus packing and shipping) | Giclee (signed/numbered) 25 42.00cm H x 29.70cm W $105.00 USD
Man of the Jungle | Giclee (signed/numbered) 25 59.00cm H x 42.00cm W $125.00 USD

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