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Orangutans

December 2, 2017

On Friday (12/1) at the zoo, I went to visit the orangs. Melati was inside looking at her keepers intently. I gathered that it was feeding time. 544 more words

Zoo

Orangutans and pangolins

In recent weeks there have been a number of TV programmes that demonstrate the dire circumstances in which various animal species live, which puts them at risk of extinction.  1,431 more words

Endangered Species

Trek for Orangutans in Sumatra

Orangutan means “person of the forest” in Malay, and these intelligent creatures share about 97% of their DNA with humans. 2,337 more words

Budget

Revenge of the Orangutan

FLASH FICTION #19:

‘He’s 97% human. This fellow. Can you believe, son?’ Alex taps the cage.

‘But I wanted a Komodo dragon.’

‘And I wanted to spend the vacation in our island, not in this forest flicking mosquitoes,’ is the complaint of Alex’s daughter, as she applies a squeeze of lotion on her wad of face and throws away the pulpy tube. 506 more words

Flash Fiction

Where the Wild Things Are

She responded tentatively to the call-after all she had her baby with her- but eventually decided to grab some breakfast from her friend and handler. She seemed to recoil however, when a human with telephoto lens moved into prime position, no doubt triggering a collective memory of her tribe being hunted by men with guns. 203 more words

Travel

Red Ape: Saving the Orangutan

Last night I watched the incredible programme ‘Natural World 2018-2019 Episode 4 – Red Ape: Saving the Orangutan’ on BBC Two (link here – be warned, it is quite an upsetting watch). 721 more words

Primates

The 6th Largest Island in the World...

It’s hard to get your head around how Indonesia works as a complete country – with over 18,000 islands and a multitude of religious and cultural traditions, it can be difficult to explain. 1,353 more words

Travel