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Proboscis Monkey

The Proboscis Monkey is an endangered animal found only in the Mangrove swamps located along the coast of Borneo. They live in groups of in between five and fifteen other Proboscis Monkeys.There is one adult male Proboscis that will serve as the leader of the group. They eat leaves, shoots, and fruits found in the jungle. Now, figures show that there are only about 1000 Proboscis Monkeys left in Sarawak. In the late 70's, there were approximately 6000. Unfortunately, proboscis Monkeys can not live in parks, zoos, or wildlife sanctuaries because they will die faster than they will reproduce. because of this, it is up to us to save this fascinating species.


Orangutan

The Orangutan is one of the largest primates in the world. They can be found in the rainforests of Borneo and Sumatra. In the local language there (MALAY), the word orangutan means: man of the forest. Orangutans are very shy primates. it is said that one will never attack a human or animal. Male Orangutans are about 1.4 meters tall and weigh up to 80kg. These animals have very long and strong arms. In the past year, the population of Orangutans have greatly declined, mostly from low birth rates, environmental pressures, and illegal hunting. It is also estimated that hundreds were killed in the Indonesian forest fires of 1997.

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