orangutan.jpgKnown in Indonesia and Malaysia as "People of the Forest," the Orangutan is being pushed toward extinction. Found only on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra, this gentle red ape is fast becoming one of the most endangered species in the world. Your job is to find out why orangutans are so unique and special. What function do they serve in their rainforest habitat? What are the biggest threats to theses amazing animals? Most importantly, what can we do to protect our tree dwelling relative (they share 97% of the same DNA as humans)?


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