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juvenile orangutans being transported at the International Animal Rescue center
October 11, 2018

Orphaned Apes

A keeper at the International Animal Rescue center in Borneo, Indonesia transports a group of juvenile orangutans by wheelbarrow to a patch of forest where they will learn skills for the wild. Commanding high prices as pets on the black market, baby orangutans can be captured only by killing their protective mothers. Buy a print of this photo.

This photo was originally published in “Inside the Private Lives of Orangutans.”

Photograph by Tim Laman, National Geographic

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