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Corporate greed endangers the primates of Asia!


I have loved primates since I was a young, always wanting a pet monkey. I have been especially found of the great red ape, the Orangutan. I have spent many hours watching the Orangutans at the St Louis zoo. It breaks my heart to see that the population of these gorgeous primates have been depleted to the point of near extinction due to corporate greed.

The Orangutans are the largest tree climbing mammals in the world and are only found in Asia. In 2017, in Northern Sumatra they found a new species of Orangutan called the Tapanuli orangutan. Last I read there were less than 600 of the Tapanuli orangutan's left in existence. There is also another species of orangutans living in Sumatra called the Sumatran orangutan and the Bornean orangutan is found in Borneo.

Every year the population of the endangered orangutans drops and each year it worsens. The giant Palm Oil Corporations have been destroying the rain forest for years. Every hour, acres of rain forest are cleared for the production of Palm oil. This process is displacing and/or killing the orangutan and every other living creature who thrive in the rain forest. Including the critically endangered Sumatran tiger.

This is just another example of corporate greed without a conscience!

Help Save the Orangutans

If you find it in your heart to help save the Orangutans I recommend a non-profit The Orangutan Foundation, run by Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas. Dr Biruté has spent her entire lifetime trying to save the Orangutan. She is the saint of the Orangutans.The Orangutan Foundation spends less than 9% on operating costs.