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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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NO future exists for the orang-utan unless concerted efforts are made to save enough habitat to ensure their survival, a British charity has warned.
Karmele Llano Sanchez, Programme Director of IAR Indonesia, adds:"We are still dealing with the devastating effects of the previous fires and our team is working really hard to save the lives of as many orang-utans as possible.
The anatomy of an orang-utan and a human are similar but their bones are much harder.
Shampoo "The worst thing is there are hundreds of orang-utans who won't be so lucky because of the awful conditions they are forced to try to survive in.
Would the people of Borneo care if all the orang-utans were wiped out?
At Sepilok Orang-Utan Rehabilitation Centre, a slippery path led to a platform in the dark, dripping rainforest.
Palm oil, however, can be grown sustainably, benefiting people, orang-utans and the environment but so far, many manufacturers seem reluctant to pay the little extra for sustainably produced oil.
Greenpeace is targeting the food giant because of its association with Sinar Mas, Indonesia's largest palm oil company, which Greenpeace claims is illegally destroying the rainforests where orang-utans live.
Running Wild is a touching story which resonates on a many different levels--part Rudyard Kipling, part Smashing Tales, part Gorillas in the Mist (with orang-utans and elephants) but it is, primarily, about healing.
The first was a paper in Proceedings Of The Royal Society entitled Orang-Utans Use Leaves To Lie About Their Size.
00pm) Primatologist Charlotte Uhlenbroek travels to Borneo to encounter the native orang-utans who are fighting for survival.
00pm) Charlotte Uhlenbroek travels to Borneo to encounter the native orang-utans and visits a project that hopes to release three orphaned animals.