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Andrew Suryono

Orangutan is considered as one of the smartest animals in the world. Having 97% human DNA, they're known to be able to use tools and imitate human behavior. This young Orangutan used a Taro Leaf to protect herself from the rain. However, despite their intelligence, Orangutan is facing the grave danger of extinction. Around 7,000 Orangutans are killed every year. Half of their population have vanished in the last 15 years.

This is because people and companies keep destroying rainforests to plant more Crude Palm Oil in order to make more profits by selling cheaper products to customers. Illegal poaching, in which people deliberately kill the mother to take the baby away and sell them for profits in black market also further accelerate their decline in population. Given that Orangutans only produce an offspring once every 9 years and the rate of current decline in population, we might not see them again forever in the next 15 to 20 years.

BIO: Andrew Suryono is an award-winning, Fine Art Travel Photographer. He is a National Geographic Published Photographer and Sony Alpha Guru. Combining his photography skill with his professional background in engineering and business, he helps sustainable businesses and government organizations worldwide to create a positive impact for our planet.

WEBSITE: andrewsuryono.com
INSTAGRAM: @andrewsuryono
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Orangutan is considered as one of the smartest animals in the world. Having 97% human DNA, they're known to be able to use tools and imitate human behavior. This young Orangutan used a Taro Leaf to protect herself from the rain. However, despite their intelligence, Orangutan is facing the grave danger of extinction. Around 7,000 Orangutans are killed every year. Half of their population have vanished in the last 15 years.<br />
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This is because people and companies keep destroying rainforests to plant more Crude Palm Oil in order to make more profits by selling cheaper products to customers. Illegal poaching, in which people deliberately kill the mother to take the baby away and sell them for profits in black market also further accelerate their decline in population. Given that Orangutans only produce an offspring once every 9 years and the rate of current decline in population, we might not see them again forever in the next 15 to 20 years.<br />
<br />
BIO: Andrew Suryono is an award-winning, Fine Art Travel Photographer. He is a National Geographic Published Photographer and Sony Alpha Guru. Combining his photography skill with his professional background in engineering and business, he helps sustainable businesses and government organizations worldwide to create a positive impact for our planet. <br />
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WEBSITE: andrewsuryono.com<br />
INSTAGRAM: @andrewsuryono