Into The Endangered
Orangutans stay together in tight groups.
They stay with there young for up to 8 years.
They are 66-198 pounds and 4-5 feet.
There are only 7,500 left, with that number shrinking every day.
Their Habitat And Food:
Orangutans mostly live in the rain forests of the southeast Asian islands of Borneo and Sumatra. Their diet is mostly fruit but they also eat leaves, insects, soil, eggs, and small vertebrates and get their water from tree holes. Their habitats are tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests.
The Role In Their Environment:
Orangutans are fruigivores (fruit eaters) and play a vital role in the dispersal of seeds. If they were to disappear, so would several tree species.
Whats Being Done:
WWF works with TRAFFIC, an international organization dedicated to ensuring that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature, to help governments enforce restrictions on trade. They are focused on securing landscape for major orangutan habitats. I think what needs to be done should be done quickly, and WWF and TRAFFIC need to set aside many acres for these orangutans to survive.