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Orangutan_Sara Marshall

http://bos-kids.wetpaint.com/page/Facts+about+the+Orangutan

The Ecosystem of an OrangutansBy: Sara

http://www.orangutan.com/threats-to-orangutans/

The Orangutan- The orangutan is a mammal- It's an omnivore- Lives in sumatra and in the Indonesian rain forest.- These primates are closely related to us.- They stand 4 to 5 ft. tall and live from 30 to 40 yrs.

Fun Facts!- Orangutan is translated people of the forest.- They have 97% of our DNA.

http://www.konicaminolta.com/kids/endangered_animals/library/field/orangutan.html

http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2010/08/12/expedition-records-show-severe-orangutan-decline/

Population- The Orangutan population is endagered- They have gone from 60,000 to 40,000 in less than a decade- Few are found wild now and usualy they are in small groups or in some cases alone- a group of Orangutans is a congess

http://blog.ucsusa.org/the-78-the-majority-of-orangutan-habitat-in-borneo-is-under-threat/

http://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/where_we_work/borneo_forests/about_borneo_forests/borneo_animals/

Community- The Orangutan community is shared with Cats, Lemurs, Foxes, Monkeys that fly, sq1uirrels and much more.- Orangutans usual diet does not consist of meat so they do not prey on these animals.- They are constantly with trees which are the number one must in their habitat - THey thrive off of leaves, fruit, bugs, sometimes meat and bark.

Ecosystem - The ecosystem of the Orangutan is the rainforest.- They help spred seeds and inhabit the trees. -Though the rainforest is hot and humid the sunlight is mostly blocked out by the enormous forest canopy of trees.- The amount of water in the rainforest you can tell by the name that it is of abundance from 80 in. of rain a year and the moisture of the trees. - The soil is non-nutrient and thin.

http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/rainforest/images/32472711/title/rainforest-photo

http://www.ehow.com/list_7826455_abiotic-factors-rain-forest.html

How Do We Make a Difference?- Orangutan populations are shrinking by the minute.- Our need to build has harmed the natural habitat as we continuesly cut down trees.- We are limiting their species growth.- We are doing things to help though. Volunteers and scientists have helped rehabilitate the orangutans.- You can also hold fundraisers to raise money and help save the Orangutans.

http://www.orangutan.com/

http://www.orangutan.com/visit this site to make contributions

http://www.orangutan-lifeboat.de/downloads/26.jpg

http://www.orangutan.org/orangutan-facts/orangutan-ecology


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