Sumatran orangutan’s description
Like the chimpanzee, I am very intelligent and know how to use tools to feed me. I live almost exclusively in trees, where I have a crucial role : I carry and spread many seeds in my fur, which contributes to the forests good health !
Close to extinction
1.3 to 1.8 meter
40 to 100
Where do I live ?
As my name tells it, I only live in Sumatra, an Indonesian island.
Which threats ?
I am particularly threatened by deforestation. Men deliberately burn the trees where I live to transform my territory in palm oil plantations. I am also often hunted or changed into a pet.
Kiwiwho’s word to save the sumatran orangutan
I am very protected : It is strictly forbidden to capture, hurt, kill, possess, trade or even transport me ! Several NGO’s like WWF take action to ensure that my numbers stabilize. Even UNESCO established a program to defend me since 2001 !
You too, help us to raise awareness about sumatran orangutan’s fate !