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Sunday, 20 January 2008

Endagered Species -Orangutans

I'm very happy to present you Berry Sudirno from Indonesia, author of these interesting blogs:
and his article that I publish here.

Orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus) are endangered species, nowadays they are found only at the parts of Sumatera and Kalimantan (Borneo) of Indonesian Archipelago. Their habitats are highly disturbed by illegal logging and other forest destructions.

Adult male orangutans can weight 90 kilograms, with his long arms they can grasp the tree branch, or use their weight to sway the trees so they could reach the other branch.

Orangutans living at the tree top as their home, they eat fruits, leaves, shoots and animal protein like insect, bird nest and eggs.

According to recent research by Harvard University psychologist, James Lee, orangutans are the world most intelligent animal other than humans, with higher learning and problem solving ability than Chimpanzees, which were previously considered to have greater abilities (Wikipedia)

Orangutans live as single animals, young may stay until six years old, female are mature about ten years old, but they breed every five years until they reached 30 years age.

We ought to be doing our best to save endangered species.

Photos: My daughter, a few years ago when she was at the high school.

Place Taman Safari Indonesia (Wild Park) at Bogor, West Java, Indonesia.

Related post:
A Monkey with a Nose Like Pinnochio! written by my other friend JB

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