Bornean Orangutan

Endangered

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.
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  • 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.