Africa’s Beauty and the Beast at Zoo Atlanta

April 23, 2012 at 7:28 am (Atlanta, Nature, Photography, Wildlife, Zoos) (, , , , , , , , , , )

Well, I guess they’re all beasts, but some are awfully beautiful.  This is part 3 of the critters at Zoo Atlanta.

Orangutan

Orangutans are another endangered large mammal, whose name in Malay, “orangutan hutan” means “person of the forest.”

From an Associated Press article:  There are more than 200 orangutans at 55 zoos across the United States. The animals hail from Sumatra and Borneo in Indonesia, where deforestation and population growth has caused the Sumatran orangutan numbers to plummet to just 4,500.  The article, published in the Huffington Post, describes Zoo Atlanta’s Great Ape Heart Project, which they are expanding to include orangutans. Read the rest of this entry »

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