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Orang-utans offers a unique insight into one of the most fascinating members of the great ape family. WWF Malaysia's Junaidi Payne provides an informative and compelling description of the lives of orang-utans, from their habitat and behaviour to the differences between wild and captive creatures. The complex intricacies of orang-utan society and culture are revealed, along with characteristics of age and sex.
This book features information on orang-utan conservation and rehabilitation, including threats to orang-utan welfare and strategies for safeguarding orang-utans in the future. Superb photography by Cede Prudente uncovers orang-utan life in the rainforest, and showcases the stunning landscapes of Borneo and Sumatra. It includes a map of orang-utan distribution and information on where to see orang-utans in the wild.
Junaidi Payne is a conservation biologist with WWF-Malaysia and an established author, whose works include Wild Malaysia and This is Borneo (both New Holland. He lives in Sabah, Malaysia. A professional photographer and conservationist, J. Cede Prudente runs North Borneo Safari and conducts photosafari trips in Parks and Wildlife Reserves in Sabah. His images are in constant demand for advertising, magazines and Malaysian tourism promotion material. Cede recently won the prestigious 'Best Still Photography' award at the Wildlife Asia Film Festival, with a shot of a swinging orang-utan.