Protecting orangutans - SOS – Sumatran Orangutan Society
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Suzi Eszterhas

The Solution: Protecting Orangutans

Orangutans are amazing ambassadors for the Sumatran rainforest

All the species that share the rainforest have a part to play in the health of the ecosystem, but orangutans are sometimes referred to as ‘gardeners of the forest’ due to their special role. They eat hundreds of different types of fruit, and spread the seeds throughout the forest in their dung. They also make a new nest to sleep in every evening, breaking and bending branches and allowing light through the thick canopy onto the forest floor, helping young plants to thrive and grow.

There are lots more reasons why it is vital to protect this incredible species, and as far as we are concerned, every orangutan life is precious.

Thanks to your support, we are able to back the organisations working around the clock to rescue orangutans in danger, and return them to safe forests, where they belong.

Evacuating a Sumatran Orangutan

Orangutan rescue

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An adult sumatran orangutan

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