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Web Sites:

Orangutan Facts
http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/Primates/Facts/FactSheets/Orangutans/default.cfm
Find out everything from the geographic distribution of orangutans to their life span to how to adopt orangutans and other endangered species.

Orangutan Foundation International
http://www.orangutan.org
Learn more about Biruté Galdikas' organization and its many conservation projects.

Biruté Galdikas Biography
http://fates.cns.muskingum.edu/~psych/psycweb/history/galdikas.htm
Read more about Biruté Galdikas, renowned primatologist and founder of Camp Leakey.

Ape Cam
http://www.sandiegozoo.org/zoo/apecam.html
Watch orangutans and other apes at the San Diego Zoo.

Red Ape Trail
http://www.redapetrail.com/
Explore one of the few wild orangutan habitats left in the world.

NPR: Orang Metropolis Uncovered
http://www.npr.org/programs/re/archivesdate/2002/nov/orangutans/index.html
Follow scientist Scott Stanley as he discovers a previously unknown orangutan population in Indonesia's East Kalimantan province, on the island of Borneo.

NATURE: Orangutans: Just Hangin' On
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/orangutans/
Explore the complexities of orangutan intelligence, investigate orangutans' use of tools, and find out what's being done to save this species.


Books

Galdikas, B. REFLECTIONS OF EDEN: MY YEARS WITH THE ORANGUTANS OF BORNEO. New York: Little, Brown, 1995.

Galdikas, B. ORANGUTAN ODYSSEY. New York: Harry Abrams, 1999.

Russon, Anne E. ORANGUTANS: WIZARDS OF THE RAIN FOREST. New York: Firefly, 2000.

Spalding, L. A DARK PLACE IN THE JUNGLE. Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin, 1998.

Van Schaik, Carel. AMONG ORANGUTANS: RED APES AND THE RISE OF HUMAN CULTURE. New York: Belknap Press, 2004.




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