Sumatran orangutans Animals 

Forest People: Sumatran Orangutans

Good news from the jungles of Sumatra: extensive survey shows that more than twice as many orangutans live in Sumatra as previously thought. 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…

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