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The Life of an OrangutanOrangutans are active during the day and eat mainly fruit. They also eat a smaller quantity of leaves, stems, bark, insects, bird eggs, and honey. They sample food with their mobile lips before eating it. They get their water from fruit juice and from pools that collect in tree holes. At night an orangutan sleeps in a tree nest which it makes from branches and leaves. The animal may also make a nest during the day so that it can rest.

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A female orangutan generally has her first baby between the ages of ten and seventeen. She has a new baby every five to ten years. She usually has one child at a time but may occasionally have twins. Orangutans generally live for about forty five years. They have a low reproductive rate, which makes it hard for them to recover when their population size is reduced.

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buy canada goose jacket cheap Population EstimatesPopulation estimates for orangutans vary, but all researchers agree that the number of animals is decreasing and that the situation is especially serious in Sumatra. buy canada goose jacket cheap

According to the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), in 2016 researchers estimated that 14,613 Sumatran orangutans still existed. This number is actually higher than a previous estimate, but the IUCN says that this is due to better survey techniques and not to an actual increase in the population.

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Saving OrangutansA leading figure in the effort to save orangutans is the primatologist Birute Galdikas. She traveled to Borneo in 1971 to begin her study of orangutan behaviour in their natural habitat. She soon realized that there was an urgent need to protect the animals. She was initially aided by Louis Leakey, the anthropologist who also helped Jane Goodall begin her study of chimpanzees and Dian Fossey start her mountain gorilla research. Dr. Galdikas is still working to help endangered orangutans today and is an advocate for the apes. Part of her work involves rehabilitating orphan orangutans so that they can be released into the wild to lead a natural life.

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Schools often hold bake sales, car washes, bottle drives, and other events to raise funds for worthy causes. If you’re a teacher or a parent who helps with fundraising, think about organizing an event to raise money to help orangutans. Make sure that you advertise your event on school bulletin boards, in the school newspaper, or Canada Goose Parka in a newsletter to parents. Also consider advertising the event in the outside community or in a community newspaper.

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Buy Gifts From Orangutan Protection Organizations

When you want to buy birthday, Christmas, or other gifts, take a look at online shops run by Orangutan protection groups such as the OFI, Orangutan Outreach, and the Orangutan Conservancy. Consider purchasing the gifts from them (provided some of the purchase price is used to help orangutans) or buying the products for yourself. For example, the Orangutan Foundation International organization sells T shirts, books, DVD movies, post cards, calendars, posters, bumper stickers, bracelets, stuffed animals, and palm oil free soap. The products look attractive and also show photos of orangutans, helping to bring the animals to people’s attention.

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Don’t overdo your orangutan posts on canada goose coats social media sites. If people see them too often they may ignore them. The repetition of orangutan information may even irritate your followers. In addition, make sure that you change the information in each post to keep your followers interested and to increase the likelihood that they will share the post.

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If you’re an educator and canada goose coats on sale will be teaching a unit about mammals or endangered animals, consider incorporating information about orangutans into the unit.

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