Orangutans (meaning person of the forest) are endemic to the islands of Borneo & Sumatra. The orangutan is under extreme threat mainly from the destruction of their forest home caused by non-sustanible palm oil plantations.
Orangutans being one of the smartest primates behind the human, share the same emotions as we do. Orangutans laugh, cry, feel saddness and joy. Having the longest birth interval of all mammals, a female orangutan is only capable of producing three or four living offspring in her lifetime of 50 years.
These photos were taken by my wife Jodie and I on the island of Borneo where we worked for many years. The orangutans are both wild and ex-captive orangutans who have been rehabilitated and now live free in the forest.
ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF THIS CALENDAR WILL GO TO THE ORANGUTAN PROJECT.
If you would like more information and would like to help these remarkable beings visit www.orangutan.org.au