The sumatran orangutan conservation programme (socp) first began activities in 1999 with the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the paneco foundation, yayasan ekosistem lestari (yel), frankfurt zoological society (fzs) and the indonesian ministry of forestry’s directorate general of forest protection and nature conservation. On november 20, 2013, the sumatran orangutan conservation programme got a call about an injured orangutan found in the mountainous region of tapanuli he had cuts on his face, on his head, back, hands, and legs, recalls researcher matt nowak they even found some air rifle pellets inside his body. 10 things you didn't know about orangutans – discover more about these gentle and enigmatic apes of borneo and sumatra. Geographical range, diet: orangutans are currently found only on the islands of borneo and sumatra with the sumatran species limited to the northern part of the island. Sumatran orangutans are one of the great apes and are among the largest of all living primates visit them in the peco primate reserve. Almost exclusively arboreal, the sumatran orangutan can be found high among the trees of the tropical rainforests of the island of sumatra the species is especially critical for the distribution of seeds from the fruits it eats with the decrease in number, several tree species, especially those. Sumatra ecotravel helps to protect the sumatran orangutans in the gunung leuser national park, sumatra, indonesia. Orangutan: orangutan, any of three species of asian great apes found in rainforests on the southeast asian islands of sumatra and borneo.
The denver zoo celebrated the birth of a critically endangered species sunday when they welcomed a female baby sumatran orangutan. Sumatran orangutan (pongo abelii) female swinging through the trees with male baby gunung leuser national park, sumatra, indonesia. Sumatran orangutans are even more endangered than their bornean counterparts, with numbers in the wild estimated at under 8,000. With an estimated population of 7,500, the tree-dwelling sumatran orangutan is categorized as a critically endangered species. Sumatran orangutan conservation programme (socp), medan, indonesia 20k likes our vision is to prevent the extinction of the sumatran orangutan we.
Orangutans climb using both hands and both feet to hold onto branches as they move horizontally through the rain forest canopy (rodman 1993) the position of their thumbs and big toes makes it possible to move hand over hand through the trees grasping branches with their feet as well their fingers and toes act like hooks (galdikas. My first amazing wildlife video, were i talk about the sumatran orangutan, one of the most endangered primates as well as one of our closest living relatives. The relentless destruction of sumatra’s rainforests has pushed the sumatran orangutan to the edge of extinction with only around 14,600 remaining in the wild, the species is classified as critically endangered. Colorado just got a little bit brighter with the denver zoo's newest addition: a baby girl sumatran orangutan named cerah.
Orangutans’ unique bright red hair makes these large apes easy to recognize but the two sexes are also easy to distinguish from one another. The sumatran orangutan genome was sequenced in january 2011 following humans and chimpanzees, the sumatran orangutan became the third species of hominid to have its genome sequenced.
Orangutans are the largest arboreal mammals and the most socially solitary of the great apes there are three species—bornean, sumatran and the newly discovered tapanuli.
The oregon zoo's oldest resident, ultra-geriatric sumatran orangutan inji, turned 58 this month and is the oldest of her species on the continent. The sumatran orangutan conservation programme (socp) is a collaborative initiative between the indonesia-based ngo the yayasan ekosistem lestari (yel sustainable ecosystem foundation), swiss-based ngo the paneco foundation, and the indonesian government’s directorate general of natural resource and ecosystem conservation. Orangutan means “person of the forest” and is a fitting name for a primate that is happy to spend its day hanging out in the treetops the only truly arboreal ape, the orangutan is also the largest tree-dwelling animal. Our goal is to sell enough orang utan coffee to provide effective and long-lasting support for the sumatran orangutan conservation programme (socp) as well as for the coffee smallholders. Having read up about the notorious mina, one of the first released orang-utan into the gunung leuser national park who has a reputation for attacking guide.