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An Orangutan Learns to Fish – The New Yorker

Orangutans are wonderful creatures. I am a firm supporter of the work the Orangutan Foundation UK does. We need to stop the removal of its habitat and work towards increasing the population before it is too late.

The word “orangutan” comes from a seventeenth-century Malay expression meaning “forest person.” Perhaps it’s time we learned again to see the person in the ape.

via An Orangutan Learns to Fish – The New Yorker.

There are other country specific charities that work to help the orangutans. If you do a websearch for Orangutan Foundation you may find one in your own country that you can support, or there is http://orangutan.org/, The International Orangutan Foundation