Orangutan’s are most intelligent beings after humans, 97% of DNA in common. Adapt to environment, self-aware. Threat of extinction is a horror story as they’re macheted, burnt alive in forests.
Being the slowest reproducing species, highly vulnerable to extinction. Rely on rain-forests, bio-diverse eco-systems. Conversion of rain-forests into unsustainable forms of agriculture like palm oil, pulp paper negatively impacts Orangutan’s & Indigenous Communities.
Each year 3,000-5,000 Orangutan’s are either killed or orphaned in the wild. Critically Endangered.