As if Leonardo DiCaprio magically sensed that we missed being charmed by his rugged good looks, he’s back in a big way. The actor took to Instagram to share photos from his two-day trip to Indonesia—the first social media posts to feature his handsome face in quite a while—and we've fallen even deeper in love with the philanthropic star.
DiCaprio visited the Leuser Ecosystem to support efforts to protect the rainforest, which is endangered by expanding palm oil plantations and other developments. “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 world,” he wrote in the caption.
In the first swoon-worthy snap, DiCaprio looks relaxed in a V-neck tee, sunglasses, and backward-facing hat as an elephant tugs at his cargo pants with its trunk. Even wild animals can’t help but want a piece of the star!
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
In another, the Revenant actor poses with a group of people that are holding two orangutans and a sign that reads "Save Leuser Ecosystem."
A world-class biodiversity hotspot, the #Indonesian Leuser Ecosystem is one of the most important areas of intact #rainforest left in Southeast Asia. Its forests are home to the densest remaining populations of the critically endangered Sumatran #orangutan. But Palm Oil expansion is destroying this unique place. Now is the time to save the Leuser Ecosystem. We must develop a permanent solution to protect and restore this valuable natural asset. Click the link in the bio to stand up and #SaveLeuserEcosystem. #Indonesia
It’s no secret that the newly minted Academy Award winner is committed to environmental efforts: From his Oscar speech about global warming’s negative effects to his discussion with Pope Francis about protecting our planet, DiCaprio uses his fame as a platform to do good. Leo, keep the photos—and the philanthropy—coming!