They are fuzzy. They are so much like human. They play an important role in sustaining the environment.
Sadly, they are endangered.
Forests turned plantations, leaving less and less natural living habitat for orangutans.
Some are captivated as pets, which is illegal and dangerous. Its also takes away their function in the forest, making forests less healthy.
Saint-hearted people fight for their freedom. Organizations and conservation centers are founded.
The aim is to reintroduce these hairy beings into the wild.
Conservation areas are open for public as a means of education. It's one form of
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You can get to the areas by cruising the river,
Some of the conservation centers you can visit in Kalimantan (Borneo) are Tanjung Puting National Park and Kutai Kertanegara. If you're lucky, some can be spotted in the wild, like in Sebabai and Karuing, also in Kalimantan. Fewer orangutans can also be found in Sumatra.
Waiting to see the wild ones takes more time and patience. I entertained myself while waiting by sketching the scene.
Heads up when the fuzzies finally show up. Literally.
While getting to know orangutans closer, don't forget to still have fun.
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