Both orangutan species are considered to be Endangered, with the Sumatran
orangutan being Critically Endangered. Human activities have caused severe ...
As forest dwelling primates, orangutans are entirely dependent on the forest for
their survival. Unfortunately, Indonesia and Malaysia have some of the highest ...
There are an estimated 30,000 orangutans left in the wild, about 20,000 on
Borneo ... to help orangutans and other threatened and endangered species
Protect endangered species, including the orangutan, at World Wildlife Fund.
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even have a grasp on the use of natural medicine; flowers from the Commelina genus are used regularly for skin problems. Orangutans
are found in only two places in the world: Sumatra and Borneo. Observing orangutans
is a highlight for many visitors to Bor... More »
Loss of rainforest is a main reason why orangutans are endangered. Loggers,
farmers, poachers and pet dealers have all caused the apes to decline.
At this rate of loss, many experts estimate orangutans could be extinct in the wild
in ... by many other endangered species, such as tigers, elephants and rhinos.
So by conserving the orangutan's habitat, we're also benefiting local ... Status.
Endangered (Bornean - 54,000) and Critically Endangered (Sumatran - 6,600) ...
The Sumatran species (Pongo abelii) is Critically Endangered and the Bornean
species (Pongo pygmaeus) of orangutans is Endangered according to the ...
Finally, orangutans are occasionally hunted and eaten by some of the ...
Currently, the IUNC has classified the Bornean orangutan as Endangered and