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The name "orangutan" is derived from the Malay and Indonesian words orang meaning "person" and hutan meaning "forest", thus "person of the forest".
The orangutans are three extant species of great apes native to Indonesia and Malaysia and are currently only found in the rainforests of Borneo and Sumatra.
The Sumatran and Bornean species are both critically endangered according to the IUCN Red List of mammals. The IUCN estimated in 2016 that around 100.000 orangutans survive in the wild, and without fresh efforts to protect the animals, the numbers could fall at least another 45.000 in the next 35 years. The real decline could be worse, because the prediction is based only on habitat loss, and does not include killings.
The Bornean orangutan population declined by 60 % in the past 60 years and is projected to decline by 82 % over 75 years. Its range has become patchy throughout Borneo, being largely extirpated from various parts of the island, including the southeast. The largest remaining population is found in the forest around the Sabangau River, but this environment is at risk.
It was once said that an orangutan could swing from tree to tree from one side of Borneo to the another without touching the ground. During the early 2000s, orangutan habitat has decreased rapidly due to logging and forest fires, as well as fragmentation by roads. According to the World Wildlife Fund, half of the habitat of the Bornean orangutan has been lost since 1994. A major factor in that period of time has been the conversion of vast areas of tropical forest to palm oil and acacia plantations in response to international demand. Hunting is also a major problem as is the illegal pet trade and their use in traditional medicine.
In November 2017, researchers found genomic evidence for a new species of orangutan named, Pongo tapanuliensis, found only in the Batang Toru forest of Sumatra. It is estimated that fewer than 800 individuals still exist, which puts the Tapanuli orangutan among the most endangered of great apes.
Several conservation and rehabilitation organisations are dedicated to the survival of orangutans in the wild.
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This year, your gift could save a life.
Please consider virtually adopting rescued orangutan Gito at this special time of giving:
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When our rescue team found Gito, they feared he was already dead. He had been dumped inside a rotting cardboard box and left to die.
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It was truly one of the worst cases of cruelty and neglect we had ever seen.
Gito was at death’s door. A parasitic skin infection had completely taken over his body, causing him immense pain and suffering.
A lack of adequate nutrition had caused him to become extremely malnourished; to the point he could barely move.
We knew we had to act fast.
With the help of our supporters, we were able to provide Gito with love, care and expert medical treatment. He has begun his road to recovery, but he still has a very long way to go.
This holiday season, please consider adopting Gito online to help him continue his journey.
He would not be alive today if we did not have the funds to carry out our work, so every single penny is crucial to the survival of orangutans like Gito.
An adoption pack makes an amazing gift for a loved one, especially if they are an animal lover.
You will also be positively influencing the lives of orangutans such as Gito, which is truly the best gift of them all.
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This was my favourite experience with an Orangutan @colchester_zoo with the gorgeous Rajang, my heart literally broke this evening when I found out he has passed away today. Sleep well Rajang. #rajang#orangutan
This eye-opening animation has sadly been banned from being shown on tv but is a must watch! Created with Greenpeace, Iceland have brilliantly used this as their Christmas advert this year highlighting the removal of palm oil from their products. If you didn’t know, palm oil is used in over half of the everyday products we buy from the supermarket. It has been responsible for the clearing of masses of rainforest to make way for palm oil plantations. This means that awful toxic emissions are released into the air when burning these forests. It also means that there are now many species, such as our beloved close relative the orangutan, that have become critically endangered. The reality is now that at the rate we are going, orangutans and other species could go extinct within our lifetime. That’s a reality that I don’t want to see come true. We can help by reducing our use of palm oil or even better, supporting brands which use sustainable palm oil which is highlighted on logos by the RSPO label.
This advert may have been banned on television but I hope that this means more people will see it by word of mouth... We can help by watching, sharing and acting. The fate of these wonderful creatures is in our hands!
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Go to www.greenpeace.org for more information 🌿
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Recognise these guys? Couldn’t get your hands on our Orangutan soap? 🌴🐒 LUSH have reused our soap moulds by donating them to @chococochocolates, who have created Orangutan chocolates! £3.50 from sales from each chocolate go to Sumatran Orangutan Society!
PS. They have vegan options too and the chocolate is palm oil free🙊
Sleep Tight Rajang, You Will Be Missed But Never Forgotten
#Colchester Zoo #Orangutan#Rajang
A beloved animal at Colchester Zoo, who was one of their longest-standing and most popular residents, has sadly died. Rajang the 50-year-old Orangutan sadly passed away after suffering from chronic arthritis and other health problems that come with old age. In the…
Video anak orangutan ini sempat beredar di media sosial dalam beberapa hari terakhir. Video tersebut ternyata menyita perhatian Orangutan Information Centre (OIC) dan Kodim 0205 Karo.
Tim bergerak menuju Desa Rihtengah, Kecamatan Kutabuluh, Kabupaten Karo, Sumatera Utara, rumah salah seorang warga yang berada di video.
Namun sangat disayangkan, tim tidak menemukan keberadaan hewan yang dilindungi tersebut. Hanya mendapati anak orangutan sudah mati dan di tanam di areal kebun warga.
Berita selengkapnya, baca: orbitdigitaldaily.com
Foto dan Video: @yt_haryono
• RAJANG •
I really don't have any words right now, except that my heart is broken 💔
Raj, you were beyond special. I have the best memories of you. Memories I will treasure forever! 🤗
I'm so gutted I didn't make it up to see you one last time 😢
Sleep Tight Wonderful Boy 💙
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Outdoor Nursery untuk anak-anak orang utan yang masih kecil. Untuk meningkatkan tahap konfiden diri mereka. Bila mereka sendiri konfiden, mereka akan dengan sendirinya lepas ke dalam hutan
“Maybe twenty strides ahead, his steps fall with care. Measured, sure, slightly bowed. A whiff of tobacco and clove trailing off his shoulder. Barely a sound added to the dense silence of the morning growing old as it warms.”
Un disperato ed inutile tentativo di difendere la sua casa dalla distruzione: è solo dolore e strazio quello che si prova guardando il video girato in Indonesia, dove le ruspe distruggono le foreste per fare spazio a coltivazioni di palme da olio. Il video, che risale al 2013, ma è stato reso pubblico solo recentemente, è stato girato nella foresta di Sungai Putri, nel Borneo. Questo orango è stato salvato dall' International Animal Rescue, ma ha dovuto abbandonare per sempre il posto in cui era nato.
Ogni anno come conseguenza diretta di questa deforestazione, vengono uccisi circa 6000 oranghi.
Spesso, gli animali, costretti ad abbandonare il loro habitat distrutto, si spostano in aree vicine agli umani e questo porta a conflitti.
La sofferenza di questi primati è una causa contro cui tutti dovrebbero lottare. Gli umani sono responsabili per l'enorme
sofferenza e distruzione che si è verificata in Indonesia, così come nelle foreste pluviali di tutto il mondo. Secondo le ultime stime, la popolazione mondiale di oranghi è dimezzata negli ultimi 60 anni. E negli ultimi 20 anni, il
55% degli habitat naturali di questi animali sono stati distrutti.