Wild Orangutans: Extinct by 2023?

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    MaryRose Lovgren

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In this National Geographic News article, read about threats facing the world's wild orangutans. Illegal loggers in Borneo are moving farther into the interior of the forests, reaching a 20-year study site in Gunung Palung National Park, home to 2,500 orangutans. Orangutans are critically endangered and could go extinct in 10 to 20 years if the habitat destruction isn't halted quickly. Links to related stories and Web sites are also found on this page.

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