New Population of Orangutans Found

orangutanA new population of orangutans were discovered by conservationists in a mountainous corner of Indonesia.  219 nests were counted, which means this population could range from several hundred to potentially 2,000.  Before this discovery, approximately 50,000 orangutans were thought to exist in the wild in rain forests on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra.  For more information on this discovery, see here.

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