There are less than 7.000 Sumatran orangutans left in the wild, and the population is declining every year. The main reasons for their decline like the expansion of oil-palm and rubber plantations into forest areas, unsustainable/illegal logging, habitat fragmentation leading to isolated populations and forest fires and hunting and poaching for the illegal pet trade. Orangutans the largest tree-dwelling(arboreal) mammal in the world and share 96,4 % of our genes. Orangutans spent most of their lives in the forest canopy, each night building a new nest in which to sleep.
Orangutans breed more slowly than any other mammal. On average, a mother will have a baby only once every 6-8 years – the time it takes the young to learn all the necessary skills for survival in the forest. Such a long breeding process makes it very difficult for orangutans to recover from any population declines.
So, save our Forest to save our Orangutan… Orangutans are part of nature