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Orangutans have never been more at risk than they are right now.
mei 22, 2020mei 22, 2020
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Orangutans have never been more at risk than they are right now.

With fewer than 14,000 Sumatran orangutans and 800 Tapanuli orangutans remaining in the wild, these species are already in a very precarious position, and if an individual orangutan was to contract Covid 19, it could devastate already critically endangered populations. Orangutans are at risk of contracting human respiratory diseases – even a common cough or...

Covid-19 and orangutans.
april 10, 2020mei 5, 2020
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Covid-19 and orangutans.

Should we be worried about the impact of Covid-19 on orangutans? Great apes are our closest living relatives and are known to be susceptible to catching respiratory diseases from people. Leading scientists have warned that the coronavirus pandemic could therefore wipe out populations of orangutans and other great apes. While no great apes have yet...