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Quiksilver Indonesia Enters Project to Save Orangutans

Quiksilver Indonesia Enters Project to Save Orangutans

The Bornean orangutan population has declined by 75% since 1900, and currently there are only an estimated 54,000 Bornean orangutans left in the wild. With a continued decline in numbers and given the immediate threats to their habitat, hunting, and illegal trade, this exclusive Asian species native to the island of Borneo, is listed as an Endangered species.

Orangutan Uses Sign Language to Ask for Help from Deaf Girl

Orangutan Uses Sign Language to Ask for Help from Deaf Girl

The video above was posted online a few days ago by the Rainforest Action Network (RAN), and is intended to raise awareness of how the palm oil industry is destroying orangutans’ natural habitats and driving the species to extinction. The video shows a 12-year-old deaf girl named Lena chitchatting with an orangutan named Strawberry via Skype. One thing leads to another, and Strawberry learns that Lena likes to eat peanut butter.

Indonesia’s smoking Orangutan to go to rehab

Indonesia’s smoking Orangutan to go to rehab

Tori, a smoking orangutan at Solo’s Taru Jurug Zoo, will soon be forced to kick the habit. Zookeepers hope that 15-year-old Tori will finally beat decade-long addiction when she is moved out of visitors’ reach.