SOURCE          National Geographic, retrieved 8 March 2019

Sumatra’s Tapanuli orangutan is a new species of great ape that was identified in 2017. Just 800 of these extremely wary tree-dwelling apes remain in the wild, and a hydroelectric power plant and dam are being built in their remaining habitat.

National Geographic’s report Hydroelectric dam threatens to wipe out world’s rarest ape, by Stephen Leahy was published on 4 March 2019. Click on the report title to read the report and see the amazing photos.

 

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