Sumatran Orangutan

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  • The Evolution Of The Orangutans

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    The Orangutans which are also known as Pongo abelii, are the second largest apes after the gorillas. The male Orangutans can grow up to five feet and weigh around ninety one kilograms while the female Orangutans can reach an average height of three feet while weighing around forty five kilograms (Shank, C., 2012). The Orangutans are well known for their ability to swing from tree to tree easily with their long arms while their legs act as a second pair of arms when needed. Orangutans in general live

  • Analysis of the Orangutan Pongo Pygmaeus Essay

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    Analysis of the Orangutan Pongo Pygmaeus The orangutan, Pongo pygmaeus, is an ape that is found in the moist, coastal rainforests of Sumatra and Borneo which consists of Indonesia's Kalimantan provinces, Malaysia's Sabath and Sarawak, and the kingdom of Brunei Darussalam. Orangutans live in tropical rainforests and are arboreal primates meaning that they are tree dwelling. Orangutans construct nests in the tree branches for the night in which they will curl up and sleep. These nests are made

  • Similarities Between Orangutans And The Great Apes

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    known as the orangutan. Orangutans, although closely related to the other great apes, represent a lot of extremes in biological parameters (Campbell, C. J., 2011). One of the most drastic extremes is that orangutans are the largest primary arboreal mammal in the world. This is a result of special evolutionary adaptations that allow these primates to mechanically function in an arboreal lifestyle. Unlike the other great apes,

  • The Orangutans: The Sustainable Palm Oil Industry

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    The orangutan, one of the world’s great apes, resides on the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Borneo. The forests of these islands are being destroyed in order to create palm oil plantations. Palm oil is in high demand due to its uses as a biofuel and as a vegetable oil. The palm oil industry is a major threat to the survival of the critically endangered orangutans, due to loss of habitat. This leads to illegal poaching since the orangutans are viewed as pests, leaving many young infants orphaned

  • Sumatran Orangut Endangered Primate Research

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    Center, Sumatran Orangutan (Pongo abelii) and its Bornean relative (pongo pygmaeus) are nearing closely to being extinct. Looking closely at the evidence provided on Sumatran Orangutan (Pongo abelii), and on Willie Smits motivation to help these creatures, I would attempt to identify 5 extinction prone factors that lead to the small population of Orangutan and the effectiveness of the interventions done by Mr. Smits. The most crucial extinction prone factor faced by most Sumatran Orangutan was the

  • The Impact Of Palm Oil Plantations And Carbon Emissions

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    Accounting for 11% of Indonesia’s export earnings, palm oil is the most valuable agricultural export. Creating many environmental problems, including globally, cultivating large quantities of palm involves clearing substantial areas of virgin tropical rain forest. Additionally, local communities, indigenous people, and small landowners are driven from their own land. Leading to more than 700 land conflicts, human rights violations are increasingly breached, even on ‘sustainable’ plantations.

  • Primate Paper : Primate Life On Earth

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    two of who are the Pongo Orangutan and the Pan Paniscus Bonobo. The word Orangutan translated from Malay means “Person of the forest” this is so because there are only two places you can find an Orangutan’s: Malaysia and Indonesia. The orangutan is an official state animal of Sabah in Malaysia. There are two different types of Orangutan’s; the Bornean Orangutan, which found on the island of Borneo and the Sumatran Orangutan, which is found on the Sumatra Island. Orangutans are known as the world’s

  • Characteristics Of Orangutans And Chimpanzees

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    amongst others. After observing two different species through a live camera located at the San Diego and Houston Zoo, I gained a little insight into a human behavior and their heritages. I will be discussing the behavior and interaction observed of orangutans and chimpanzees and how these species share some similarities with humans, but first I will like to start by defining primate, listing the characteristics, then I will share some facts about the two-species observed. One can define primates as a

  • Palm Oil Case Study

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    Sumatra Jungle have also caused endangered species such as the Sumatran Orangutan, Rhino and Tiger be on the verge of extinction. In 2014, an environmental friendly organization, GreenPeace, reported that, “The palm oil sector is currently the greatest single driver of deforestation in Indonesia, accounting for about a quarter of all forest loss.” The report also stated that as few as 400 Sumatran Tigers and 7,500 Sumatran Orangutans are thought to remain in the jungle. P&G not only has unethical

  • Nestle Kitkat

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    Today Neslte is the world leading Food Company. Their headquarter is still in Switzerland where it was founded by Henri Nestle in 1866. At the moment, Neslte has almost 500 factories in 86 countries and they employ around 328.000 people. The factories are operating in: Africa, America, Europe, Asia and Oceana. So it’s a real multinational. Last year it was even listed no.1 in the fortune global 500 as the world’s most profitable corporation . Nestle has a wide range of product