Monday, August 07, 2006

Saving orangutans in the wild

Orangutans are endangered. NPR had a story on today about reintroducing orangutans to the wild. They also have a nice written summary of the story and a few photos and maps. Well worth the read and listening.

Saving Sumatra's Wild Orangutans
Wild orangutans are found in just two places on the globe: the Indonesian island of Sumatra in Southeast Asia, and in neighboring Malaysia. Some scientists believe the orangutan -- a Malay word that translates to "man of the forest" -- may soon become extinct, wiped out by the humans it so closely resembles.

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