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.