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orang-utan

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a large anthropoid ape, Pongo pygmaeus, of the forests of Sumatra and Borneo, with shaggy reddish-brown hair and strong arms
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Gail Campbell-Smith, programme manager for IAR Indonesia, said: "An extra concern is that, as habitat is wiped out, instances of human orang-utan conflict increase and these orang-utans are in danger of being killed by farmers as they enter farms looking for food.
AN orang-utan called Vicky could breathe easy yesterday after a human ear, nose and throat specialist saved her life.
Also included in the project is the Monsoon Forest, which will be the largest indoor zoo exhibit in the UK and home to the Sumatran orang-utans, Sulawesi macaques and the Sunda gharial crocodile, a new species at the zoo.
It was found that the chimpanzee and the orang-utan both moved their limbs out sideways from their bodies.
When they finally arrived at the scene, they found not just Boon-Mee but three other orang-utans.
For the orang-utans and other animals that depend on the rainforest jungle for their survival, the future is equally uncertain as their habitat has been decimated and turned into palm oil plantations.
A RARE orang-utan has travelled 800-mile journey from the Midlands to Germany as part of a breeding programme.
As a result, over a thousand species are facing extinction, including orang-utans and the Sumatran tiger.
No orang-utans showed up, alas, but the guide said "Good news - it shows they have adapted back into the wild.
Did you know that through buying everyday products such as shampoo, lipstick, soap, ice cream and some breads and biscuits you are impacting on orang-utans in Indonesia?
The new law, (assuming it is formally approved by the European Parliament and EU Council of Ministers), will effectively bar the scientific testing of great apes such as chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas and orang-utans.