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Listen up, people. See this super adorable baby orangutan? See his cute lil’ pout? And that hair? That hair! Blowing in wind. All innocent and cute. Well, if we humans don’t do something about deforestation and palm oil in the next fifteen years, this cutie and her family will no longer exist.

Baby Orangutan's Thoughts on the Fact That They'll Be Extinct in 15 Years if People Don't Do SOMETHING!

You heard that right: according to a new study, if we continue to wipe out our forests at our current rate, Sumatran orangutans may vanish. While there was recent news that the orangutan population is actually double the rate scientists had previously thought – hooray! – that number could mean nothing in fifteen years if we don’t stop our harmful deforestation.

So what’s causing the orangutan’s potential extinction? Two words: palm oil. This oil, found in everything from your snacks to you face wash, is in high demand by consumers all over the world, and many of us aren’t even aware of the consequences. For example, every minute, an area the size of five football fields is cleared on the Indonesian island of Sumatra to make way for plantations. Being that orangutans are an arboreal species, they are dependent on the lush rainforest environment for their livelihood. Tragically, over 80 percent of their habitat has been destroyed in the past two decades alone, primarily because of  palm oil production.

We’ve got to save this poor orangutan from extinction, and luckily, by changing some of our habits and demanding change from big palm oil corporations, we might be able to stop this before it’s too late.

How Can You Help This Adorable Baby Orangutan?

Image source: Christopher Chan



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18 comments on “How This Baby Orangutan Feels About the Fact Their Population Might Be Extinct in 15 Years”

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Victoria Whiteland Corsetière
11 Months Ago

These creatures must never be gone forever for the sake of profit.


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Lynette Alexander
11 Months Ago

It's possible humans will be extinct by then the way climate change is going!


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Valerie McPherson
11 Months Ago

As the human population increases the chance for animals survival decreases. There is no way around the facts.


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Jeremy Cresswell
11 Months Ago

Bastard humans, what a fucking appalling species we are ... HOMO FUKKUPUS


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Jeremy Cresswell
11 Months Ago

Bastard humans, what a fucking appalling species we are ... HOMO FUKKUPUS


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Grace Maadd
11 Months Ago

I cant understand with all the Science Evidence we NOW have we are still Blindly Hurdling Towards the Abyss? Probably because of Profit and Greed, we just can't get enough, even though we leave it all behind when we die?


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Frances DiSalvo
11 Months Ago

So sweet, adorable, such a tragedy what is happening all around the world to their environment.


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Teresa López
11 Months Ago

Mercedes Hernández peinado para el paso


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Aqualead Silgerond Press
11 Months Ago

Ban Palm oil.


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Chantal D Bishop
11 Months Ago

When they are gone from this planet. They are gone forever. God is not creating new life. When these precious magical creatures are gone forever along with half of the other wildlife . Only humans will be left---in the universe! Makes me cry to think about. Elephants whales lions all these beautiful majestic miracles---gone forever. .


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