orang-utan


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orang-utan

a small anthropoid ape, 150 lb, 5 ft tall, covered with mahogany colored hair and with a striking facial similarity to humans. Herbivorous, not very agile and sleeps in trees. Called also Pongo pygmaeus.
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Karmele Llano Sanchez, programme director of IAR Indonesia, said: "There is no future for the orang-utan unless all parties can make a commitment to conserving sufficient habitat to ensure their survival and implement measures to reduce carbon emissions and reduce the likelihood of further El Nino climatic events.
The saddest image you can think of is a magnificent orang-utan that should be travelling in the top of the canopy but instead has to drag itself on the ground, struggling even to find a standing tree suitable to make a nest," says Gail Campbell-Smith, Programme Manager of IAR Indonesia.
Would the people of Borneo care if all the orang-utans were wiped out?
One piece of good news from the research is that orang-utans have a high level of genetic diversity.
Although a fully-grown adult, Oshine is now living in the orang-utan creche at Monkey World that receives any captive-born babies in Europe whose mothers abandon them.
No orang-utans showed up, alas, but the guide said "Good news - it shows they have adapted back into the wild.
Atlantic cod stocks have been overfished globally PICTURE: Gilbert Van Ryckevorsel/WWF-Canada An aerial shot of deforestation of the Amazon rainforest, Lereto region, Peru PICTURE: Brent Stirton/Getty Images Orang-utan numbers are in serious decline, inching closer to extinction PICTURE: Russel A.
Unilever was visited by the same orang-utans two years ago, after a Greenpeace report linked the fmcg giant to the Indonesia-based supplier.
The first was a paper in Proceedings Of The Royal Society entitled Orang-Utans Use Leaves To Lie About Their Size.
They will spend time working with young children in orphanages and helping rare orang-utans in the wild.
Named after an Indonesian phrase meaning 'man of the forest', orang-utans are the largest of the tree-dwelling great apes and one of our closest biological relatives.
Christine said the highlight of the trip was working for the Orang-utan Foundation.