20 Aug '15, 1pm

#GardenersOfTheForest #Durian #KissSqueak It’s International Orang-utan Day! | News | First News via…

#GardenersOfTheForest #Durian #KissSqueak It’s International Orang-utan Day! | News | First News via…

This stunning footage (which you can watch below) shows the incredible family bond between an infant orang-utan and its mother. Over the past 20 years, more than 80% of the orang-utan’s habitat has been lost - largely to the production of palm oil, a product found in more than half of packaged products in our supermarkets. Nicola Loweth, Regional Officer at WWF-UK said: “Orang-utans are an incredible and iconic species. They play a vital role within their eco-system as the ‘gardeners’ of the forest – helping to spread large seeds and sustain the natural function of the forest. However, they are under threat. Orang-utans used to be found as far north as southern China right down towards the Indonesian island of Java. However today, orang-utans can only be found in the wild islands of Borneo and Sumatra. Their population has declined by around 50% in the last sixty years.” I...

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