Cool Links about Orangutans

Want to help the endangered Orangutans of the world?  Visit these sites for information on how you can contribute or to learn more about the current progress of conservation.

The Orangutan Conservancy

The Orangutan Foundation International

Leuser Foundation

Do you love Orangutans and watching television?  Don't have enough time to read about your favorite animal?  Watch Orangutan Island on Animal Planet to learn more about Orangutans.  Check your local television listings or visit their website here.

Orangutan Island on Animal Planet

Animal Planet also plays another shower similar to Orangutan Island called Meerkat Manor.  Personally it is one of my favorites.  Use the above link to check out the television schedule or learn more about Meerkats from a fellow student's web page on Multiple Organisms.


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3.  Richard, Alison F.  1985.  Primates in nature.  W. H. Freeman and Company, New York, New York, USA.

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6.  Gunung Palung Orangutan Project.  Accessed April 11, 2008. 

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