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    Rescued Infant Bornean Orangutans
    On Location: Central Kalimantan, Borneo
    Cockroach Productions:
    "Another Crude Oil"

    These two are the lucky ones, but not that lucky. Their mothers were both killed, and they are orphans now. For every one orangutan that is rescued it is estimated that 5 have met their doom out on the plantations - the new forest of Kalimantan. At this one rescue centre there are over 300 individuals. If these beautiful animals were seen as people, what is happening would be seen as genocide.

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    1. Wananga 101 months ago | reply

      Cute and all. I hate cute.

      -voted as "deleteme10" (from the Delete me! group)

    2. Sam Judson 101 months ago | reply

      Resurrected on my Deleteme Resurrection Blog.

    3. r a e d e k e 100 months ago | reply

      Beautiful little creatures....wishing you the best with your efforts.

    4. cmikotto 99 months ago | reply

      Think I really like this photo as it is! Will send letter, and pass on your web site. You're doing fantastic work!

    5. dlemieux 97 months ago | reply

      it kills me what happens to them. they are such amazing creatures.
      thank you for your wonderful work.

    6. Geekly 96 months ago | reply

      This is a wonderful photograph. The subjects are adorable.

    7. gavin_ian_campbell 92 months ago | reply

      This is a great photo, would you please post it on and share it with
      more people who are interested in Borneo.

    8. evaniawright 88 months ago | reply

      If you're going to photograph orangutans in the forest - where they live naturally - then what you're going to get in the background is forest. This captures a great moment - esp as it's a nature photograph and not a studio portrait...

    9. Films4Conservation 88 months ago | reply

      This photograph recently appeared in an advert that caused one of the "big 5" UK supermarkets to change their sourcing policy on palm oil!

      Palm Oil Advert

      Found in a search. (?)

    10. Tomitheos 85 months ago | reply

      excellent capture!

      great info read bout them in my text:

      "We all make mistakes..."

    11. whispx 84 months ago | reply


      Please add this inspiring photo to (invited images only)
      Please tag your image "isawyoufirst"

    12. Films4Conservation 84 months ago | reply

      This photo comes to you from:

    13. MintyMix 78 months ago | reply

      poor things :[

      they look so sweet

    14. Films4Conservation 74 months ago | reply

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    15. Dolphin Dreamer 72 months ago | reply

      This picture is really very sad, they are so is horrible what is happening to them.

    16. Laura Calatrava 71 months ago | reply

      una preciosidad, maravilloso!!!!

    17. LeszekZadlo 61 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called My favorite Forest Photo Award (add 1, award 1), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    18. Weeping Camel 60 months ago | reply

      I really can't believe all the comments about the background being poor. What about the orangutan ... how many of the commenters have been to Borneo and looked one of these wonderful mammals in the eye? Leave it much longer and you won't have to worry about the background, it will all be palm oil!!

      Here is another for you to critique. Long live the free orangutan!!

      Sepilok - Orangutans

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