How many orangutan left in the wild?! 🦍🍊
Estimates are around 80,000. Which might sound like a large number but these beauts are critically endangered, considering that they once roamed the entirety of south east Asia.. and now only exist in Borneo and Sumatra.
This is Simanggang, an orangutan rescued by Matang Wildlife Centre. Matang and their staff work their todds off in immense heat, through times of drought, with limited resources, looking after orangutans, sun bears, and any rescued species that come their way, from crocs to hornbill, and snakes to eagles, releasing them to the wild where they can. A lot of respect for them!
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