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By G. Kaplan, L. Rogers (auth.), Ronald D. Nadler, Birute F. M. Galdikas, Lori K. Sheeran, Norm Rosen (eds.)

The orangutan is the main hugely endangered species of serious ape. Orangutans are threatened by means of deforestation, poaching, the unlawful puppy exchange, and the isolation and fragmen­ tation of dwindling wild populations. Their conservation is impeded by way of definite elements in their ecology (e. g. , a rain woodland habitat) and likely positive aspects in their lifestyles background (e. g. , an eight-to twelve-year interbirth interval). additional to the U. S. Endangered Species checklist in 1970, the orangutan is now essentially at the highway to extinction. The variety of wild orangutans in Borneo and Sumatra is at the moment expected to have diminished to among 12,300 and 20,571 members. basically 2% of unique orangutan habitat is secure and a few of those parts at the moment are being destroyed. sincerely, awareness to ecology, demography, censusing, rehabilitation, and conservation is key if the orangutan is to outlive within the wild past the subsequent century. the security of orangutans is a fancy, multifaceted challenge, regarding such urgent concerns as human poverty, overpopulation, and the commercial improvement of Southeast Asia. even supposing the orangutan has been put in Appendix I of the conference on foreign exchange in Endangered Species of untamed Fauna and plants (CITES), extra orangutans have been bought illegally in Taiwan among 1990 and 1993 than are housed in all of the world's zoos. long ago, clinical and public cognizance has founded at the African apes. consequently, the only real Asian nice ape, the orangutan, has been known as the "neglected ape.

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Still, in the scientific literature, it's quite rare to read of the impact of the red ape on humans. 32 A. L. Rose Primatologists describe the animal in its environment, not their reactions to it. Even in biography one must cull hundreds of pages for occasional anecdotes about interspecies events, typically written for purposes other than the direct illumination of human-ape affiliation (Rose, 1994a). Galdikas' (1995) recent autobiography is an exception. It is a well crafted work aimed at symbolizing and enhancing affiliation between human and orangutan.

She doesn't cry or scream in pain; she rarely holds a grudge. Eventually those young males grow up and become the proper responsive adults that are chosen by these same females to father their offspring. Remember, we are talking about orangutans here - not humans. Mental machinations over the meaning of forcible copulation among humans goes on in the minds of humans as they form their attitudes about the orangutan. Rapists are criminals in human society. Repeated rapists are jailed and even sterilized in parts of the world.

It may serve certain human interests to declare that young orangutan males commit rape, but it doesn't serve the orangutan or science. Related to the treatment of primate sexual behavior is the issue of political dominance. Adult male orangutans are bigger, stronger and more obviously aggressive. They seem dominant to most human observers. Is this because they dominate the scene when they come on stage, attracting human attention with their impressive hulk and bravado? Or do they truly dominate and control most aspects of the mostly solitary lives of all orangutans in "their territory"?

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