Photo: Up to 2,000 New Orangutans Found on Borneo



A new population of up to two thousand rare orangutans, including the one pictured above in Sangkulirang Forest, has been discovered on the island of Borneo, conservationists announced in March 2009.

The newfound group offers "real hope" to the species, experts say, because the animals live in a rugged mountain region that cannot be easily developed for human agriculture.

Photograph courtesy the Nature Conservancy, HO/AP


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