What are they?
- Orangutans are the largest tree-dwelling mammals in the world.
- They build nests to sleep in tress.
- females give birth every 8 years.
- They are important because orangutans play a major role in keeping the forests healthy. These mammals have over 500 plant species in their diet.
- Northwest Bornean orangutans are the most threatened subspecies. Its habitat has been seriously affected by logging and hunting, and a mere 1,500 individuals or so remain. Many habitat patches in the area are small and fragmented.
- The young ones are demand for illagal pet trade, approx. 200-500/yr.
45,000 to 69,000 Bornean Orangutans left in this world.
SAVE THE MONKEIES!!
- Mainly found in Boreneo and sumatra in the NorthWest, Northeast and central and they live in forests