Orangutan by Julian, Susan, Helen and Britney, Ms Harada's 6th grade class 2014, Thomas Starr King Middle School. Paint, faux fur, and fabric appliqué with rubber stamps.
Orangutan by  Britney B, Helen B, Julian M,  and Susan Z.  Ms Harada’s 6th grade class, Thomas Starr King Middle School, 2014. Paint, faux fur, and fabric appliqué with rubber stamps.

The name Orangutan (genus Pongo) means ‘person of the forest’ in Malay. Orangutans are great apes living in the rain forests of Borneo and Sumatra. They are among the most intelligent of primates with incredibly advanced use of tools. Orangutans spend as much as 90% of their lives in trees, and are therefore extremely susceptible to deforestation and habitat loss. Other threats to the Orangutan include poaching and the illegal pet trade.

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