One-third of the entire orangutan
population perished in the deforestation and a following drought which ravaged the islands.
The future of the orangutan
species is hanging by a thread
The sculptor, who is known for a range of artworks, from the D-Day soldier to the Knife Angel, currently touring British cities, created the orangutans
at his studio in Rednal just outside the town.
The great ape was under treatment for the last one year by experts from the College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry OUAT who were under constant advice of the Orangutan
experts from UK and Singapore.
Darren Webster, the zoo's director, said: "It is with great sadness that we can confirm that Vicky, one of our orangutans
, has passed away.
We've received numerous requests for some process photos to illustrate the way we supported and built this orangutan
IN ONE of the oddest - and cutest - school runs you'll ever see, half a dozen infant orangutans
pile into a wheelbarrow together for the ride through the forest.
One of the team, 'babysitter' Letha, says: "The orangutans
are like foster children to me.
A semi-adult male orangutan
was found dead inside a nearby orchard adjacent to the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve on July 11 by the staff of a nearby resort.
She added, "however, the orangutan
that existed before modern humans arrived in Southeast Asia 70,000 years ago may have been quite different.
In a report by Greenpeace, the non-profit group says at least six illegal logging settlements were identified in Sungai Putri, home to one of the last orangutan
strongholds in the world.