Pongo pygmaeus

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large long-armed ape of Borneo and Sumatra having arboreal habits

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GREGGS vegan sausage rolls contain a palm oil blamed for the mass deforestation threatening to wipe out Bornean orangutans.
According to the report, protecting Sungai Putri forest is essential if Bornean orangutans are to survive.
Humans more than less than It is critically endangered mainly because of the shocking impact of deforestation in the Bornean orangutan habitat.
Habitat loss and hunting threaten to wipe out the charismatic Bornean orangutan, a leading conservationist body said on Friday.
The rainforests of Borneo are home to hundreds of indigenous plant and animal species found nowhere else in the world, including the endangered Bornean orangutan, the rhinoceros hornbill, the Bornean sun bear, the Bornean pygmy elephant, and the Bornean clouded leopard.
In the forest that envelops the dam, the scouting party encounters apes led by Caesar, including his ambitious second-in-command Koba (Kebbell), impetuous son Blue Eyes (Nick Thurston) and Bornean orangutan Maurice (Karin Konoval).
The Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) is the world's largest arboreal (tree-dwelling) mammal.
Bornean orangutan has been described as having hair colour ranging from red to deep maroon or blackish brown.
Borneo is famous as the home of one of our closest relatives, the Bornean Orangutan, and to encounter one of these charismatic and intelligent Apes in its wild environment is truly an emotional experience that will stay with you long after the journey itself.
Hong Kong, Rabi'I 18, 1433, Feb 10, 2012, SPA -- Two baby Bornean orangutan twins, the first to be bred in Hong Kong, made their public debut at the city's Zoological and Botanical Gardens Friday, according to dpa.
The Bornean orangutan population has fallen drastically in the last 50 years in Indonesia to less than 55,000 and on the island of Sumatra to less than 5,000 due to a massive amount of illegal logging and further clearing of the land to develop palm oil plantations in their now impoverished rainforest habitat.
Friends of the Earth, The Ape Alliance, The Bornean Orangutan Survival Foundation, The Sumatran Orangutan Foundation, The Orangutan Foundation.
And when the Los Angeles Zoo needed help with an ailing primate, a rare Bornean orangutan with severe respiratory problems, Dolphin's team came to the rescue.
"There will be beauty" (photograph of a brilliant tropical bird), "there will be joy" (frolicking monkey), "there will be life on earth" (two-page spread of elephant surrounded by white birds)--and (close-up on the appealing face of a somber-sweet panda)--"you will never have to live in a world without pandas." Having strategically placed the book inside the door of my classroom, this reviewer was able to determine that most people from age 10 on up have a predictable response: entranced by the baby Bornean orangutan featured on the cover, they stop to flip through the book--and then, mesmerized, end up reading it from cover to cover.