There’s a jungle school in Bukit Tigapuluh National Park on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Here, orangutans released from captivity learn to survive on their own in the wild.
Wilhelma zoological and botanical gardens has unleashed an unusual offering for some of the animals it hosts — Christmas presents. The venue in Stuttgart has more than 2 million visitors annually.
Sandra, an orangutan recognized by a court as a "nonhuman person," with sentience and rights, is beginning a new life. She had languished in Buenos Aires, shuffling about alone in a concrete enclosure.
Palm oil production in Indonesia has been held responsible for cutting down vast swaths of tropical forests and killing biodiversity. Now, deforestation may also be the reason why the region is witnessing flash floods.
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