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Orangutans Wizards of the Rainforest : Revised Edition - Professor Anne E Russon

Orangutans Wizards of the Rainforest

Revised Edition

Paperback Published: 7th August 2004
ISBN: 9781552979983
Number Of Pages: 240

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The only great apes found in Asia, these arboreal wizards are by nature elusive and solitary, and inhabit nearly inaccessible tropical rainforests. The tragedy is that orangutans are almost extinct, surviving in the wild only on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra where human influx is rapidly appropriating their habitat.

Based on fifteen years of research, this extraordinary and definitive book focuses on orangutan intelligence and behavior.



This book includes:

  • A scientific history of orangutans
  • Detailed descriptions of orangutans and their natural habitat
  • Astonishing behavior patterns
  • Rehabilitation operations at Camp Leakey and Wanariset
  • The complex politics of orangutan rescue work
  • Results of orangutans released back into the forest
  • Updated resources
  • What the future holds for these primates.
  • With one hundred color photographs taken by the author during her visits to the rainforests, Orangutans is an absorbing and instructive look at the unusual world of orangutans.

ISBN: 9781552979983
ISBN-10: 1552979989
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 7th August 2004
Publisher: Firefly Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 19.05  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.79