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Orang-Utan: The Natural History of an Endangered Ape

A new edition of this book, exploring the natural history of Borneo's endangered primate from all sides

By: Elizabeth L Bennett(Author), Cede Prudente(Illustrator)

134 pages, colour photos

Natural History Publications Borneo

Paperback | Jan 2017 | Edition: 2 | #244069 | ISBN-13: 9789838121736
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £19.99 $26/€23 approx

About this book

Originally published as The Natural History of Orang-Utan in 1998, this beautifully illustrated book presents the natural world of the orang-utan and its rain forest home. Explores all aspects of the orang-utan's life, from myths and legends to its family tree, distribution, life history, ecology, social life, tool-making and language skills, through to its conservation and future prospects.


Contents

- Introduction   1
- Myths, legends and first impressions   3
- What are orang-utans?   17
- What do orang-utans look like?   25
- Where are orang-utans found, and why?   35
- Life history of orang-utans   51
- Social life of orang-utans   57
- What do orang-utans eat?   65
- Travel through the Forest   73
- Tools and language   83
- Conservation of orang-utans   89
      Threats facing orang-utans   96
      Orang-utan rehabilitation: does it work?   104
      Box feature: What can I do about it?   114
- Where to see orang-utans in Borneo and Sumatra   117
- Wildlife Conservation Society   127
- Orangutan Appeal UK   128
- Acknowledgements   129
- Further reading   130
- Photo credits   132
- Index   133


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