Friday, August 21, 2015

Four orang utan births at Tabin Wildlife Reserve


KOTA KINABALU: The birth of four orang utan babies at the Tabin Wildlife Reserve in Sabah this year is bringing new hope for the critically endangered species.

Spike, Camelia, Daniel and Doris are born under the reintroduction programme run by Orangutan Appeal UK.

It is the first time the programme has seen a 100% birth rate and gives hope of reviving the dwindling numbers being born into the wild.

There are just 50,000 left in the wild today – a figure that has dropped from 120,000 in the last 60 years.

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