Orangutans include 2 species of arboreal great apes who live Sumatra and Borneo, both islands in Southeast Asia. The word orangutan comes from the Malay orang hutan, "man of the forest."
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
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 fewer than 50000 orangutans living in the wild, while as recently as
100 years ago, 230000 orangutans inhabited the forests of Southeast Asia.
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 ...
So by conserving the orangutan's habitat, we're also benefiting local .... A century
ago, there were probably 230,000 orang-utans - around four times as many as ...
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 ...
Mar 4, 2016 ... Researchers found there are around 2.2 times as many Sumatran orangutans as
previously thought but the species is still threatened by ...
Given that a Bornean Orangutan's generation length is ~25 years (Wich et al. .....
The future of Bornean Orangutans will very much depend on the long-term ...