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Up to 2,000 New Orangutans Found in Borneo

  • Apr. 14th, 2009 at 4:58 PM
I thought the inaugural post of this community should be something happy, so here's some good news for one of our most endangered relatives: researchers in Borneo have found 219 orangutan nests, which may house up to 2000 previously unknown wild orangutans! With only 50,000 known orangutans in the wild, that's an increase of up to 5%.

In even better news, the Indonesian government is considering protecting the area of the discovery in order to ensure it remains undeveloped.