The Plight of the Red Apes

The orangutan population is in danger and seriously on the decline due to hunting, illegal trade and deforestation. Some say they may become extinct within the next decade. Hope for their survival rests in a safe haven in Borneo at a sanctuary called Nyaru Menteng. The orphaned and often injured orangutans are brought here and put through a rehabilitation program before being released back into the wild. Lone Droscher-Nielsen, an orangutan enthusiast from Denmark, co-founded the project...Full Story
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