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

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Leaping lemurs photographed on the island of Madagascar by Dale Morris

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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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Sunda Flying Lemur, an Endangered Species, threatened by massive habitat destruction in Indonesia and the Philippines.

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