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The trade affects more than 500 species in Africa, but great apes—gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutans and bonobos—are particularly threatened by overhunting.
How do scientists get milk from an aardvark or an orangutan?
The jungle’s iguanas, orangutans, crocodiles, macaws, water spirits and even the deadly cholera awaiting the voyagers in Manaus are played by members of the San Diego Opera Chorus, directed by Bruce Stasyna.
The footage, shot on Sunday at Bandung Zoo, shows a visitor toss a cigarette into the primate enclosure, before Ozon, a 22-year-old orangutan, picks it up and begins puffing on it to laughter from the crowd.
In mid-January, an orangutan was found decapitated and shot more than a dozen times with an air gun in Central Kalimantan, environmental news website Mongabay reported.
Behind a fence no more than 15 yards away, an orangutan had plopped himself down on the grass.
Both Sumatran and Bornean orangutans are listed as critically endangered by the IUCN.
The team observed 36,555 nests and estimated a loss of 148,500 orangutans during that period.
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First Known Use: 1691See Words from the same year
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: a large ape that has very long arms and reddish-brown hair
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