The viral image featured 7-month-old Vena, a victim of the illegal -- and flourishing -- orangutan pet trade.
“He’s one of the lucky survivors of conflict palm oil expansion but his fate is not the norm.”
When a palm oil company goes in, it fells the timber and then sets fire to whatever remains to make way for oil palm seedlings
"Hell for people and paradise for orangutans," is how Ian Singleton, director of the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program
Fewer than 100 of the species are believed to exist in the wild.
A new video explains how to get involved.
Monkeys are the most widely scattered primates around the world after humans, and they never cease to delight with their antics - as opposed to humans.
Our Endangered Great Ape Cousins, Section III -- Orangutans: Animal Planet on the Looney Front, Part 3
Once Orangutans roamed over much of Asia. Now you'll only find these fantastic red-haired creatures in Sumatra and Borneo.
The 8-year-old animal's move is part of a last-ditch effort to save the critically-endangered species.