REPOSTED – Just Because I Want To: Orangutan Outreach Photo — What’s At Stake in Indonesia and Malaysia


The Standoff  Orangutan Outreach

(Photo Credit: Orangutan Outreach. Copyright 2012. All rights reserved. No use whatsoever without the explicit written permission from the copyright holder.)

I do some pro bono legal work for Orangutan Outreach, but I’ve also adopted an orphaned/displaced orangutan (or two) through this organization. They do some great work helping to “protect orangutans in their native habitat while providing care for orphaned and displaced orangutans until they can be returned to their natural environment. Orangutan Outreach seeks to raise and promote public awareness of orangutan conservation issues by collaborating with partner organizations around the world.”

Here’s a great photo that we just registered for copyright. It’s called, “The Standoff,” and it shows the gentle and sometimes humorous personalities of these precious animals, who also share some 97% of our own human DNA.

How can you look at this and do nothing about the palm oil scourge that is destroying so much of Indonesia…

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11 thoughts on “REPOSTED – Just Because I Want To: Orangutan Outreach Photo — What’s At Stake in Indonesia and Malaysia

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  2. It is always touching, Amelia. These organisations do such a great work against all odds. The baby nursery shows the horror and trauma of the illegal pet trade: “Many of them had been raised as pets after their mothers were slaughtered and precious few have been lucky enough to survive the ordeal of life without the one perosn [sic] they depend on most: their mothers. In the wild, an orangutan would spend the first 6 or 7 years of his or her life with their mother. It is this loss which the rehabilitation process needs to make up for.”. 😦

  3. Well, missy, it’s your blog and you can just do whatever you want!!! Seriously what a great organization and I’m glad you reposted it because the first time you did must have been before I was on board. I’m so impressed that you adopted one of these babies. I bought a goat for a family in the Philipines once and named it Natalie. My students who thought I was an old goat would have loved that.
    Love and hugs, Amelia. Natalie 🙂

    • Why, thank you, ma’am. I haven’t been the re-poster though, Natalie. This is something I liked a lot and reposted from another blog, and that photo of the orang-utan just had me in bits. Sadly, I can’t take the credit for this 😦 I have adopted many animals in the past, though. I once rescued a beautiful kade lamb which lived with us for 15 years before he died (of natural causes) and we have had quite large a share of other animals, too. I love your bit about the rescued goat named after you. I bet they were going to eat it! Baby goats are so precious. Or was it a big one! – whichever way, what a lovely thing to do.
      Hugs back, Natalie ~ Amelia ♥

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