Welcome Green Monsters! We're your online guide to making conscious choices that help people, animals and the planet.
Download food monster: the biggest, baddest, yummiest vegan food app!
Buy the #EatForThePlanet book


We can all relate to Temon the orangutan’s struggle – sometimes finding the motivation to get on the buzz for school or work can be hard! It’s clear from this video that humans and orangutans have a lot in common. But even though we share many qualities, like loving to play and have fun, that doesn’t change the way humans treat these animals.

Sadly, the orangutan’s natural habitat is being decimated because of palm oil production. It’s estimated that 300 football fields of rainforest are cleared every hour in order to make way for palm plantations and in the past few decades alone, around 90 percent of orangutan’s natural habitat has been destroyed. Without a home or food supply, orangutans often wander onto palm plantations where they are viewed as “pests.” Unfortunately, many palm producers will shoot orangutans on the spot. The orangutans who are are lucky enough avoid that fate still face the possibility of being captured for the exotic pet trade.  

The good news is there are many organizations working to rescue injured and orphaned orangutans from palm plantations, one of them being International Animal Rescue. Temon and his rowdy friends were all saved by this organization and are now on their way to baby school. In school, they’ll learn essential skills such as socialization, foraging, and climbing, so they can one day be released back into the wild. While they might not look too eager for class – we’re sure once they see the jungle gym, they’ll never want to leave!

Since orangutans are being endangered because of our demand for palm oil, we can all play a role in helping this species. Here are a few things you can do to get started:

  1. Share this story. Spread the word about palm oil and how it impacts orangutans. Share what you know – knowledge is power!
  2. Skip products with palm oil listed as an ingredient. Around 50 percent of consumer good contain palm oil – but there are any products do not. If you’re looking to cut your reliance on palm oil, check out these alternatives.
  3. Get informed. Learn more about the International Animal Rescue by visiting their site, and consider donating to support the lives of orphaned orangutans. You can even get involved directly!

Want to read more posts like this? Sign up for our newsletter below!​

Browse through some recent posts below:

As the World Pays Tribute to Koko, We Must Never Forget Her Story

Russian Dancing Bear Attacked His Trainer In Front of Terrified Crowd – Let’s End These Acts for Good

52 Dairy Farms in New York Lose Wholesale Contract Because No One Wants Milk Anymore

This Pit Bull Was Used as a Breeding Dog in Fighting Ring … But Thanks to Rescuers, Now She Is a Princess

Disclosure: One Green Planet accepts advertising, sponsorship, affiliate links and other forms of compensation, which may or may not influence the advertising content, topics or articles written on this site. Click here for more information.

0 comments on “Rescued Baby Orangutans Give School-Barrow Driver a Hard Time – in the Cutest Way (VIDEO)”

Click to add comment

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Follow us on

Do Not Show This Again


Submit to OneGreenPlanet

Terms & Conditions ×