shelter themselves from the rain and the sun by
constructing nests in the tropical trees that have
leafy branches over their heads for added protection
for the elements. Their diet consists of fruit,
berries and other plants. Their role in the forest
is to spread seeds and seedlings through the habitat.
Today, many of their once populated habitats are
being destroyed by clear cutting, lumber and agriculture
industries. Their numbers continue to dwindle as
poachers often catch and sell baby orangutans on
the black markets of asia and the rest of the world.
They are classified as being endangered in the wild
but their numbers are stable and growing in captivity.