I'm the king of the swimmers: Two-year-old Mr Bernie - one of 330 orphaned apes at the Orangutan Care Centre and Quarantine in Borneo - will do just about anything to avoid taking a plunge

But mum, I don't need a bath! Adorable orphan ape Mr Bernie, two, does all he can to avoid getting his fur wet

Two-year-old Mr Bernie - one of 330 orphaned apes at the Orangutan Care Centre and Quarantine in Borneo - orangutans will do just about anything to avoid taking a plunge

Sumatran orangutans are designated as Critically Endangered by the IUCN, with a population of just a few thousand, while the Borneo orangutan is considered Threatened. The UN calls the current status of the remaining orangutans “a conservation emergency.” Habitat destruction caused by the massive expansion of palm oil plantations is a primary reason orangutans are facing the threat of extinction.      http://ran.org/indonesia%E2%80%99s-rainforests-biodiversity-and-endangered-species

Apenheul Primate Park visitor JeanKern took these candid photos of Orangutan Wattana and her son Kawan enjoying a sunny October day. Wattana was hand-raised by keepers at the Antwerp Zoo, requiring her to learn her mothering skills from fellow.

A male Sumatran Orangutan infant born at Zoo Atlanta on January 10 came into the world in an unusual way: he was delivered by Caesarean section with the help of human obstetricians, neonatologists, and veterinary anesthesiologists. This Caesarian section is one of only three to be performed on Sumatran Orangutans in recent years.

A baby orangutan at Zoo Atlanta was separated from his mother at birth, but now the two are together again and making us weep into our keyboards. Blaze, the mother orangutan, delivered the unnamed baby by cesarean in January.

St. Louis Zoo's 45-year-old Sumatran orangutan, Merah, with new baby Ginger, born Dec. 2014. (Photo by Jane Padfield.)

GINGER A Sumatran orangutan, named Merah, gave birth December at the Saint Louis Zoo. Mother and baby are doing well. The baby's name is Ginger. Photo by Jane Padfield.

The Orangutans in Tripa need our help NOW! https://endoftheicons.wordpress.com/

We are currently watching a global tragedy says Dr Ian Singleton as fires rage in Tripa peat Swamps and also threaten wildlife including the few wild orangutans (about that remain.

Palm oil and Orangutans - If we choose responsibly when we manufacture and purchase products that use only Sustainable Palm Oil, we can help save the habitats of these beautiful animals.  Li’l Sis Goat Milk Soap always thinks and chooses Sustainable Palm Oil for all products

Palm oil and Orangutans - If we choose responsibly when we manufacture and purchase products that use only Sustainable Palm Oil, we can help save the habitats of these beautiful animals.

Sumatran Orangutan Pongo, "Right here, plant one right here."

Sumatran Orangutan Pongo Abelii Two

"Give me some sugar right here." Sumatran Orangutan Baby Calling by Suzi Eszterhas.

The forests orangutans call home are a vital source for fresh water. Rivers and streams from these forests provide local communities with water for drinking, cooking, bathing, irrigation and hydroelectricity. The forests are also a valuable source for wildlife products like honey and rattan.

Your shampoo, your ice cream, your margarine, your lipstick – all contain palm oil. Demand is still growing, as are oil palm plantations . but at what price to tropical forests and the biodiversity found there?

The baby, born this past Saturday, is the only Sumatran orangutan born in a United States zoo in 2014.

The baby, born this past Saturday, is the only Sumatran orangutan born in a United States zoo in 2014.

Sumatran Orangutan | Long tailed macaque and Sumatran orangutan | Photos | WWF

Long tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis) trying to take banana from Sumatran Orangutan (Pongo abelii) and young baby, North Sumatra, Indonesia.

The Indianapolis Zoo excitedly announced the first Orangutan birth for the Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center. The female Sumatran Orangutan, named Mila, was born March 23 to mom Sirih. More at ZooBorns! http://www.zooborns.com/zooborns/2016/05/new-little-dear-for-the-indianapolis-zoo.html

The Indianapolis Zoo excitedly announced the first Orangutan birth for the Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center. The female Sumatran Orangutan was born March 23 to mom Sirih.

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