20 January, 2015
The intimate ape: orangutans and the secret life of a vanishing species by Shawn Thompson [Christine, Takapuna]
The human impact on orangutans is huge, they are now in danger of extinction. Their jungle home is shrinking, they are killed when they raid human crops and orangutan infants are stolen for pets.
This book also introduces the practical dilemmas of how to 're-wild' orangutans who have lived with humans until they were rescued, and what, if any, legal rights we give creatures that are so like us.
Title: The intimate ape: orangutans and the secret life of a vanishing species
Author: Shawn Thompson
Publisher: Citidel Press