Sumatran Orangutan Captured on Camera Giving Birth at UK Sanctuary: VIDEO


Last month, UK conservationists captured something on camera they'd never seen before: Dana, an endangered Sumatran orangutan, giving birth. Backstory on the birth here.

According to conservationists at the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, "The Sumatran orangutan population, classified as Critically Endangered (IUCN Red list of threatened species), is thought to number a mere 6,600 individuals, and reportedly loses 10 to 15% of forest habitat to logging and palm oil plantations every year."

Incredible stuff (warning: graphic), AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted August 11, 2013 at 2:22pm ETC by Andy Towle
in Nature, News