The Critically Endangered Organutan!

Legends of Windemere

I’m enjoying these animals posts, so I figured I’d do another.  Today, I thought I’d make a post about the orangutan.  These are critically endangered for the following reasons:

  1. Deforestation, which is eliminating their habitat.
  2. Poaching, especially females with children.  The children are kept as pets, so the illegal pet trade is a big problem.

Check out more on the orangutans at SAVE THE ORANGUTAN!

There are three species:

The Bornean Orangutan: Population is 104,700

The Sumatran Orangutan: Population is 13,846

The Tapanuli Orangutan: Population is 800

Clearly, these animals are in trouble and, again, it seems to be humans at fault.  Orangutans give birth once every 3-5 years, which means it’s harder for their population to bounce back from devastation.  Hopefully, something can be done.  Now for a cute video of a baby orangutan

Here’s another cool one:

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