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Thinkers of the Jungle

Today, there are less than 7,ooo orangutans living on this Indonesian island, less than 12% of the total 60000 great apes that live in the wild. This figure has decreased dramatically over the last century and will continue to do so, … Suite101: Endangered Species Articles – http://endangered-species.suite101.com/

In Appreciation of Dads | The Official Houston Zoo Blog

We have a family of orangutans here at the zoo that many you know – mom Kelly, dad Doc, and their son Solaris, who reside at Wortham World of Primates. Orangutans are also a bit unusual among primates because they are semi-solitary … The Official Houston Zoo Blog – http://www.houstonzooblogs.org/zoo/

The Primate Species of Borneo

The Bornean orang-utan (Pongo pygmaeus) is arguably Borneo's most famous and well-loved inhabitant. A separate species to that of the orangutans found in Sumatra (Pongo abelii), Bornean orangutans are found throughout the Malaysian … Suite101: Mammals Articles – http://mammals.suite101.com/

Illegal Trade in Endangered Primates Rampant in Indonesia

Source: AFP – October 15, 2008 JAKARTA The illegal trade in endangered primates is increasing in Indonesia’s East Java province as traders market the animals in public, a conservation expert said Wednesday. Primates such as slow lorises and Javanese langurs can be bought on the street in Malang, according to Rosek Nursahid, director of the [...]