Safe in Mother's Arm

Jason Pang, FAPS FADPA

Northmead, Australia

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Orang utans are arboreal mammals who spend most part of their lives eating, sleeping, nesting and traveling in the trees. They feed on fruits, leaves, seeds, bark and insects of the rainforest.

There are two species of orang utans, namely the Bornean and the Sumatran. The Sumatran has a longer face, and lighter, longer hair. The males also develop longer beards. Conversely, the Bornean has a rounder face and darker, shorter hair. The males have shorter beards. Generally, the hair colour varies from dark orange to brown or maroon.

Both species live in the Southeast Asia rainforests. Unfortunately, their habitat is increasingly being threatened and destroyed by logging and forest fires. Other threats facing these creatures include poaching for illegal pet trade, and the “only way to get a baby is to kill the mother”.

To date, the population of Bornean orang utans is estimated at 55,000. It is listed as an endangered species on the IUCN’s Red List of Threatened Animals and on Appendix I of CITES. Their Sumatran counterpart, on the other hand, is said to have population numbers of only 7,500 left in the wild, making this species critically endangered.

Photo taken on my Nikon D300 with Nikon 70-200mm F2.8G and TC17EII teleconverter.

Thanks for viewing, comments appreciated.

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