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Orangutans fight for their survival on a protected island

Sumatran orangutans are designated as Critically Endangered by the IUCN, with a population of just a few thousand, while the Borneo orangutan is considered Threatened. The UN calls the current status of the remaining orangutans “a conservation emergency.” Habitat destruction caused by the massive expansion of palm oil plantations is a primary reason orangutans are facing the threat of extinction. http://ran.org/indonesia%E2%80%99s-rainforests-biodiversity-and-endangered-species

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Butterflies In The Amazon

Butterflies In The Amazon - This (along with so many innumerable reasons) is why the rain forests are so important. We are destroying so much of our world that we could lose things like this in our lifetime. That's too fast for the Earth to compensate.

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»✿❤Love Frogs!❤✿« Strawberry Frog is a species of small amphibian poison dart frog found in Central America.

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from Mail Online

New species of leopard with largest fangs in cat world discovered

Newly discovered clouded leopard species in the heart of the jungle in Borneo boasts though the smallest of the "big cats" has the longest fangs in the feline world.

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from Mail Online

Scientists unveil 20 new species ...but with a blue scorpion, and a tarantula the size of a hand, couldn't we have got by without knowing?

The satanic leaf-tailed gecko was observed in the Mantadia-Zahamena corridor of Madagascar in 1998

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Jungle small world :: play dough fun

Jungle small world :: play dough fun On offer today we had some homemade green play dough, some leaves and flowers picked from the garden, and a few stalks of broccoli. What could we make?

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The most beautiful birds you've ever seen!: Explorers document, for first time ever, all 39 species of Birds-of-Paradise from rainforest hideouts

Adult male King of Saxony Bird of Paradise is seen at a calling perch in Papua New Guinea

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from the Guardian

The week in wildlife - in pictures

baby spider monkey; most species of spider monkeys - that live in the rainforests of South and Central America - are Endangered or Critically Endangered due to overhunting and habitat destruction.

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Smallest Chameleon Discovered on the rainforest floor of Nosy Be Island off the north-west coast of Madagascar, the tiny dwarf chameleon (Brookesia minima) is the smallest of the chamaeleonidae family. Some can be as small as 0.5-inch (1.2 cm) in length.

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Amphibians facing 'terrifying' rate of extinction

Amazon milk frog - The Mission golden-eyed tree frog or Amazon milk frog (Trachycephalus resinifictrix) is a large species of arboreal frog native to the Amazon Rainforest in South America. It is sometimes referred to as the blue milk frog. It was first discovered along the Maracanã River in Brazil.

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