Picture: Quirky China News / Rex Features (via Pictures of the day: 22 April 2013 - Telegraph)
Picture: ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images (via Pictures of the day: 6 March 2013 - Telegraph)
Tanjung Puting National Park
Tanjung Puting National Park has three rehabilitation centers for Orangutans within its border. It is said to be the best place to encounter these wonderful apes in their natural habitat. Tanjung Puting located in Central Kalimantan Province, Indonesia.
Photos: Paul Hilton/SOCP/YEL
Indonesia’s Sumatran Orangutan is being decimated by deforestation. (AN ARTICLE IN PICTURES)
Despite the best efforts of the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme for relocation, the population in Tripa forest has declined by 80%. Poaching, deliberate fires, clear cutting, and water drainage - all to support the palm oil plantations - are destroying this ecosystem and this amazing species.
Siamang Head Stand Agile siamangs and orangutans share habitat in the wild, and get along beautifully at the Zoo too.
Shebang in jungleland by regis boileau
“I love you, my baby” by sergei gladyshev)
Orangután in Sumatra
Using the Ole’ Noggin - Orangutans are intelligent tool users. Here, Satu has used a stick to fish applesauce out of a faux termite mound.
The Auckland Zoo has information about palm oil & the destruction of wild habitats, a shopping guide, snack guide, & other stuff you can do to help.