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Pictures of the day: 28 April 2014

Pictures of the day: 28 April 2014 - Telegraph Orphaned orangutans huddle together for a 'family' portrait at the Orangutan Foundation International HQ in Borneo

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Babies always throwing their head back when you're trying to hold them. ;-)

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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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from Mail Online

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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from the Guardian

The week in wildlife - in pictures

Giant anteater - Giant Anteaters are native to Central and South America. Their amazing tongues are typically 60 cm (24 inches) long, covered in backward-curving papillae and coated in thick, sticky saliva

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Kagu, a bird in its own unique family is almost flightless spending almost all it's time on the ground.

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from the Guardian

Royal Mail sustainable fish special stamps – in pictures

Undated handout photo issued by Royal Mail from their Sustainable Fish Special Stamps issue showing a Sturgeon.

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from Metro

Orphaned baby orangutans safe to sleep in peace

Orangutans are fast becoming extinct. In Borneo, their habitats are being threatened with destruction. NGOs want to buy the land to protect it from profit-hungry companies. Please pledge here (no matter how small) to help raise the money: https://secure.avaaz.org/en/a_plan_to_save_the_orangutans_sl_e/?bSYDcbb&v=35162&c=ZAR&a=26&amountMax_multiply_0d65

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Orangutan-only approx 30 000 left in the wild because of habitat destruction for palm oil.

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