Tuesday, April 17, 2012

O is for.......

ORANGUTANs......beautiful orange Orangutans , man of the forest.

Sharing 97% of our DNA these large gentle apes are one of our closest relatives.
They reason and think, use tools, such as sticks to help them get food and use leaves to make themselves a sunshade.
Orangutans live in in Asia and are found on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra living in tropical rainforests.
The Sumatran Orangutan is listed as critically endangered and the Bornean Orangutan as endangered.
The number of orphaned baby Orangutans is growing daily and those wonderful groups of people who dedicate themselves to saving them constantly need more and more support.
My photos are from Melbourne Zoo. I find it incredibly sad that one day zoos may be the only safe haven left for these beautiful creatures.



Deb said...

Nice to see your family pics up in the A - Z Mauz

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

I didn't know that about orangutangs. Just stopping by to say hi on the challenge.

mauz said...

OH you are sooo funny Debs! OK , we do have two rangas in the family. But only one is a blood relation!

Sharkbytes said...

I love orangutangs! That last pic is priceless. I'm trying to visit all the A-Z Challenge Blogs this month. My alphabet is at myqualityday.blogspot.com

mauz said...

Thanks for visiting. I'm trying to visit as many blogs as I can too.

nutschell said...

they are beautiful creatures.
Happy A-Zing!