Orangutans are incredibly similar to humans, but they are critically endangered! Their name means "People of the Forest," and it's easy to see why when you spend time watching them. This book is part of the new Asia series in the Conservation Tales collection. Learn how conservationists and scientists in Indonesia learn more about these animals and help rescue orphaned orangutans to release them back in the wild. Along the way, you can also discover simple things you can do at home that may help protect the rainforests where they live!
Authors - Tom J. McConnell & Sam Luginbuhl
Illustrations by Jim Melton, Amber Turner and Sara Jarvis
Art Director - Barbara Giorgio-Booher
Photographer - Abbey Jessup
Graphic Designer - Alica Braun
Content Consultants - Ian Singleton (Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Project); the Indianapolis Zoo
Conservation Tales: Orangutans
Featured Activity - Wildlife Watch! - Download templates for observation data sheets, then practice your animal observation skills while watching live animal webcams from zoos and parks around the world!
Noah has heard that some candies contain an ingredient that threatens the habitat of orangutans, and wants to know more about it.
Join Noah and his family as they meet an orangutan scientist to learn how you can make choices that help protect these fascinating animals!