Orangutan adoption - Adopt an orangutan Adopt an orangutan and help the endangered orangutans living n the floodplain of the Kinabatangan river in Malaysia. When you adopt an orangutan, you will receive a free orangutan adoption gift pack containing an orangutan cuddly toy, orangutan adoption certificate, WWF pen, orangutan adoption card, facts about orangutans and information on the work undertaken by WWF with orangutans.
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Asian Elephant Distribution The Malaysian Orangutan is the only great ape that lives on the Malaysian islands of Borneo and Sumatra, and the second largest in the world. It's name in Malay, Orangutan, translates in English to "man of the forest" and it's story is similar to that of a large number of Asian animals facing extinction.

With a 96.4% genetic match to humans, the similarities between us and these intelligent apes are visually obvious. It is estimated that only 15,000 - 25,000 orangutans exist in the wild today due to over 80% of the orangutan's lowland forest habitat vanishing. If the Orangutan's habitat continues to be destroyed, it is expected that the orangutan will become extinct by 2020.

The orangutan's favorite food is fruit, and they know the location of different fruit trees in the forest, and when each is due to bear fruit. Some trees in the forest bear fruit only every two or three years and this knowledge is passed to young orangutan's from their mothers. Orangutan's spend most of their lives alone, with the males being very territorial, and each male's territory overlaping those of several females. Because orangutans do not tolerate each other very well, they need large areas of forest to survive as crowding causes them to fight among themselves, possibly over the limited supply of fruit.

By adopting an orangutan, you will help ensure this endangered species is looked after and stop its decrease in numbers in the wild. Humans are making huge changes to the Earth. Forests are being felled, wetlands drained and the oceans polluted. As habitats disappear, so do the species that live in them. Air pollution caused by the burning of fossil fuels - coal, oil and gas - in the home, by power stations and transport, contributes not only to climate change, but also to health problems such as asthma. The pressures on our planet have become so great that an urgent rethink about how we behave is now necessary if we are to have a world that we and our children will want to live in.

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