A rarest great ape ORANGUTANS- under endangerment


Tapanuli Orangutan: in the list of endangering species.
“Better save me or else see me in pictures!” – Tapanuli orangutans.

The Tapanuli orangutan (Pongo tapanuliensis) is a species of Orangutan. It is one the rarest great ape. It is confined to South Tapanuli in the island of Sumatra in Indonesia.
The loud, long distance call or “long call ” of male Tapanuli orangutans has a higher maximum frequency than that of other orangutans. They are exclusively arboreal. The scientists have not seen them descend to the ground in over 3000 hours observation.

They usually live in tropical and sub tropical moist broad leaf forests located in south of lake Toba in Sumatra.

There are fewer than 800 individuals restricted to an area of about 1000 sq. Km. It is now under the list of critically endangered species by the International union for conservation of nature (IUCN) . The scientists reported the there will be about 83% decline in 3 generation (75 years), if the conservation measures are not implemented.