Forest reintroduction training

Two workers from the Frankfurt Zoological Society's centre in Bukit Tigapuluh National Park carry orphaned orang-utans into the rainforest for training to be reintroduced into the wild. Orang-utan habitat destruction due to logging, mining, forest fires and fragmentation by roads continues to increase rapidly. The orang-utan - "the man of the forest" - has hardly evolved over the past 15 million years, in sharp contrast to Homo sapiens and his closest cousin, the chimpanzee.

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Two workers from the Frankfurt Zoological Society's centre in Bukit Tigapuluh National Park carry orphaned orang-utans into the rainforest for training to be reintroduced into the wild. Orang-utan habitat destruction due to logging, mining, forest fires and fragmentation by roads continues to increase rapidly. The orang-utan -
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