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  1. Orangutans (Bagheera.com)
      Provides an article to describe orangutans and their habits.

      "The only great ape that lives on the Asian continent, the orangutan is found on the Malaysian islands of Borneo and Sumatra. Its name means "man of the forest," and it is one of thousands of species of wildlife that live in tropical Asian forests. The orangutan's story is similar to that of a large number of Asian animals: its forest habitat is being rapidly destroyed by conversion to agriculture, both by large commercial plantations and smaller subsistence farms. At the same time, humans are killing the orang's prey species (birds and small mammals) for food and capturing it for the pet trade." 12-04

  2. Orangutans (Enchanted Learning)
      Provides an article to describe orangutans and their habits. 12-04

  3. Orangutans (Orangutan.org.uk)
      Provides an article and pictures for conservation of orangutans.

  4. Orangutans (Orangutan.org.uk)
      Provides an article and pictures from Britain for conservation of orangutans.

  5. Orangutans (OrangutanNetwork.net)
      Provides an article and pictures for conservation of orangutans.

  6. Orangutans (Sumatran Orangutan Society)
      Provides an article and pictures for conservation of orangutans in Sumatran.

  7. Orangutans Endangered (CBS News)
      "Huge plantations for producing palm oil are wiping out the rainforests in Sumatra where most orangutans live."

      " 'It 's a very, very precarious situation,' said Ian Singleton, who heads the Orangutan Conservation Program in Sumatra."

      "Singleton said the biggest threat is the growing demand for palm oil."

      " 'You'd be amazed just how many products it's in. It's in shampoos, it's in soaps, it's in your biscuits, in chocolates. It's everywhere,' Singleton said."

      "So those working to save the animals are asking consumers to start looking for a label that says 'orangutan friendly.' " 08-12

   
   


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