Wednesday, March 9, 2016

INDONESIA ~ Oerangutan Mother and Baby ~

...A wonderful orangutans postcard...Although we share 97% of our DNA with these gentle creatures they are close to extinction due to the systematic destruction of the rainforest, primarily for palm oil production... with beautiful matching stamps featuring Chinese Zodiac Sign – The Monkey...Thank you very much Shinta♥

From backside card:
Orangutans are among the most intelligent primates, they use a variety of sophisticated tools and construct elaborate sleeping nests each night from branches and foliage. Native to Indonesia and Malaysia, orangutans are currently found in only the rainforests of Borneo and Sumatra.

Babies stay with their mother until they are about 8 or 9 years old and have a long childhood compared to other apes.


2016 Chinese Lunar New Year
Year of the Monkey
(Issued 24-01-2016)

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