The Critically Endangered Organutan!

I’m enjoying these animals posts, so I figured I’d do another.  Today, I thought I’d make a post about the orangutan.  These are critically endangered for the following reasons:

  1. Deforestation, which is eliminating their habitat.
  2. Poaching, especially females with children.  The children are kept as pets, so the illegal pet trade is a big problem.

Check out more on the orangutans at SAVE THE ORANGUTAN!

There are three species:

The Bornean Orangutan: Population is 104,700

The Sumatran Orangutan: Population is 13,846

The Tapanuli Orangutan: Population is 800

Clearly, these animals are in trouble and, again, it seems to be humans at fault.  Orangutans give birth once every 3-5 years, which means it’s harder for their population to bounce back from devastation.  Hopefully, something can be done.  Now for a cute video of a baby orangutan

Here’s another cool one:

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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15 Responses to The Critically Endangered Organutan!

  1. Interesting that the pet trade is behind this.

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  2. Marcia says:

    Absolutely amazing images and videos. Orangs are so clever and it breaks my heart to know they are critically endangered. Thank you for such a meaningful, touching, funny, and enlightening post, Charles!

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  3. A terrific post, Charles. The videos were great.

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  4. noelleg44 says:

    Fascinating, Charles. I had no idea they were endangered. We may be at the top of the life chain but some of us should be relegated to the bottom.

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  6. We must feel sorry for the critically endangered Orangutan 🌍

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