Covering over 110 acres of land and situated only 5km from the bustling city of Kuala Lumpur, Zoo Negara Malaysia is the biggest zoo in Malaysia and hosts a collection of over 5,137 specimen from 476 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish. The National Zoo officially opened on 14th November 1963, exactly 6 years before the world’s leading 100% Natural Latex mattress company – Getha.
Getha celebrates its 50th anniversary this year with various activities throughout the year, including a Corporate Social Value campaign with Zoo Negara. Getha is the current adoptive family to five (5) Bornean orangutans and one of them from Sumatran orangutan – Gunta, Kathy, Manja, Punky and Choki; these shaggy apes are between the ages of 10 to 29 years old and reside in an open-space enclosure of the zoo. The orangutans of Zoo Negara enjoys a diet of fresh fruits and vegetables including carrots, lettuce, long beans, apples, bananas, guava and even bread and eggs.
Both the Bornean and Sumatran species have reddish fur, however the Sumatran orangutans have longer facial hair and the Bornean orangutan has a broader face. According to World Wildlife, orangutans are classified as critically endangered, the northwest Bornean orangutans are especially threatened with a mere 1,500 individuals remaining. To support the wellbeing, conservation and maintenance of these orangutans, Getha sponsors RM50,000 to Zoo Negara. The cheque presentation took place on 6th August 2019, presented by Ms. Amelia Tan, Getha Director of Business Development to Ms. Linda Salim, Director of Public Relations, Marketing, Customer Service and Education from the Malaysian Zoological Society.
Amelia Tan, Getha Director of Business Development presenting cheque to Linda Salim, Director of Public Relations, Marketing, Customer Service and Education from the Malaysian Zoological Society
As part of the initiative, the company also organized a family fun day with over 50 participants visiting to the Zoo. The day was fun-filled with guests greeted by the Malayan Tapir with its distinctive black and white pattern; the smallest subspecies of tiger – the Malayan Tiger, and not forgetting the free roaming birds in Zoo Negara’s vast, open-concept exhibit.
“Working together with Zoo Negara was a wonderful opportunity for everyone to get together and learn about our ecological society. It was truly an eye opening experience to get a closer look into the diet, care and habits of these animals and the importance of conservation and creating a sustainable ecosystem for future generations. This program with Zoo Negara was very meaningful to incorporate as part of our 50th anniversary celebration, it motivates us to continue promoting a green lifestyle.” shared Amelia.
Getha’s 2019 social initiatives begun in December 2018 with the donation of 1,000 pairs of black school shoes to children across 17 different homes and foundations, in regards to the new initiative by the Education Ministry. Since then, Getha has participated in several other social campaigns including a blood donation drive, charity bazaar, soup kitchen and donations to several orphanages and elderly care homes.
Getha is eco-conscious and believes in serving the needs of consumer and protecting our precious Mother Nature. 100% Natural Latex is not only recyclable, it is also biodegradable; unlike latex blends and other materials in the market such as spring and foam. 100% Natural Latex is made from the sap of Hevea Brasiliensis, also known as the Rubber Tree, and is proudly used by Getha to for the ultimate sleep support and comfort. The company is also compliant with all regulations set forth by international authorities and have been encouraging a greener lifestyle among its consumers since over a decade.
One of six orangutans adopted by Getha
Specializing in 100% Natural Latex since 1969, bed expert – Getha has an extensive line-up of metal free mattresses and bedding products suitable for all ages. Getha has launched a special 50th Anniversary mattress model – The Latex 99. Retailing at RM10,999, enjoy special 50% off promotions and exclusive freebies with the limited edition Latex 99 mattress. The Latex 99 is available at any of Getha’s twenty-two showrooms nationwide and authorised dealer stores. For more information, visit www.getha.com.my or drop by any GETHA Sleep Therapy Centre for a consultation customize to your needs.