Sumatran orangutans Animals 

Forest People: Sumatran Orangutans

By Steven Spence Good news from the jungles of Sumatra: thanks to an extensive survey, biologists now know that more than twice as many orangutans (Malay/Indonesian from orang = person and hutan = forest) live in Sumatra as previously thought. The population estimate from 2004 was 6,600 individuals. The current estimate is 14,600 orangutans.[1] No Jump in Orangutan Population The reason the number went up doesn’t have to do with orangutans multiplying like proverbial rabbits. In fact, biologists state that the numbers have almost certainly declined since 2004. So why…

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