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Little Help? | by Trevor Gregg Photography
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Little Help?

This cute little year and a half old Bornean Orangutan baby got a bit too adventurous and mom had to come rescue him. Orangutan young are weaned from their mother by age three but remain dependent on her until they are up to ten years old. Lowery Park in Tampa, Florida.


Bornean Orangutans are endangered largely due to habitat destruction and the illegal pet trade. Much of their habitat loss is due to jungle clearing for the Palm Oil trade. One thing a person can do to help is avoid buying products with Palm Oil in them, which range from foodstuffs to cosmetics. There's a film on this problem here: Orangutan & Palm Oil Film

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Taken on March 27, 2007