Save orang utan / On Ragunan Zoo

by Yulius Satria Wijaya December. 01, 2011 7110 views

Orangutans are the only exclusively Asian genus of extant great ape. The largest living arboreal animals, they have proportionally longer arms than the other, more terrestrial, great apes. They are among the most intelligent primates and use a variety of sophisticated tools, also making sleeping nests each night from branches and foliage. Their hair is typically reddish-brown, instead of the brown or black hair typical of other great apes.

Native to Indonesia and Malaysia, orangutans are currently found only in rainforests on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra, though fossils have been found in Java, the Thai-Malay Peninsula, Vietnam and Mainland China. There are only two surviving species, both of which are endangered: the Bornean Orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) and the critically endangered Sumatran Orangutan (Pongo abelii). The subfamily Ponginae also includes the extinct genera Gigantopithecus and Sivapithecus. The word “orangutan” comes from the Malay words “orang” (man) and “(h)utan” (forest); hence, “man of the forest”.

Orang utan di kebun binatang Ragunan

Kondisi orang utan di habitat aslinya sungguh memprihatinkan, bnyaknya dibuka lahan perkebunan oleh industri membuat ruang gerak orang utan menjadi sempit. Takterelakan pembantaian orang utan terjadi dan dilakukan oleh oknum yang tidak bertanggung jawab, membuat kelangsungan hidup orang utan dalam keadaan kritis. Pembunuhan orangutan belum lama ini terjadi di Desa Puan Cepak, Kecamatan Muara Kaman, Kabupaten Kutai Kartanegara, Kalimantan Timur. YULIUS SATRIA WIJAYA

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Yulius Satria Wijaya 7 years, 11 months ago

:)

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Sri_Su 7 years, 11 months ago

nice capture...

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