Sumatran Orangutan

sumatran orangutan

There are about 7,500 Sumatran Orangutan left in the wild. These animals have very close bonds with there families. Another thing that makes these orangutans different then there close neighbors, the Bornean orangutans is there longer facial hair. They can weigh up to 200 pounds and they live in the trees of Northern Sumatra. One of the main causes of there decline in population is Deforestation or Habitat Loss. The reason they are losing there habitat is because of logging. Another thing that is causing them to decline is hunting and Poaching. The last thing is Pet trade, the baby orangutans are sold in markets as pets. Surprisingly there is a very high demand for pet orangutans in Indonesia. Please help save the Sumatran Orangutan from complete extinction.


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