The orangutans are the two exclusively Asian species of extant great apes.
Native to Indonesia .... Also, the orangutan genome was found to have evolved
much more slowly than chimpanzee and human DN...
When caught with offspring, the young are often kept as pets. The pet trade is a
major problem. It is thought that for each orangutan reaching Taiwan, as many as
Many were concerned the public may not consider there is a real problem to the
species and the population is increasing - not declining. If this were so, perhaps ...
At this rate of loss, many experts believe orangutans could be extinct in the wild
.... no orangutan population of undoubted viability will be left in the world within a
There are an estimated 30,000 orangutans left in the wild, about 20,000 on ... the
reserves can support viable populations, or even how many orangutans live in ...
There are fewer than 50000 orangutans living in the wild, while as recently as
100 years ago, 230000 orangutans inhabited the forests of Southeast Asia.
Mar 9, 2004 ... Orangutans are critically endangered and could go extinct in 10 to 20 ... "Now
they're moving much further, quite far, into the interior, and it's just ...
The word orangutan means man of the forest, and the name came to be when
explorers found these peculiar animals in the wild. While they had many ...
2004) support the acceptance of the Sumatran Orangutan (Pongo abelii) as
distinct .... A peace deal negotiated in 2005 led to political stability and many new
Aside from donating to the many orangutan charities around the world, there are
many other things you can do to help save the orangutan on day-to-day basis.