Sumatran Orangutans Dying As Fires Burn Today after several weeks of legal wrangling to save an area of rainforest in Sumatra from burning the government there have refused to make a ruling on the case. Over the last week a man made firestorm has swept through a huge area of the remaining peat swamp forests of Tripa, devastating critically endangered Sumatran Orangutans to the very brink of extinction, possibly within months.
Tuan was probably kept as a pet in Taiwan after being smuggled from the wild. He escaped or was dumped and after running loose in the city for a couple of days was captured. He now lives at Monkey World with a number of females. www.monkeyworld.org
Thinking about the sleepless nights... Pregnant "little cloud" Hsiao-lan at Monkey World www.monkeyworld.org - Sadly she did not care for the baby but fellow group member Hsaio-quai did so lan still gets to see her.