The orangutan is one of our closest relatives. They share 97% of our DNA, make and use tools, can be taught American Sign Language, have exactly the same emotions as humans, and are so close genetically they can catch all our contagious diseases.
And now they are disappearing.
The main threat not only for the survivial of the orangutan, but so many other species it is impossible to count, is deforestating for palm oil plantations. Palm oil is a cooking oil, sometimes simply called `vegetable oil.` Forests are being completely bulldozed, and the orangutans make their way back to the plantation, trying to find their home. There, they are ususally killed, and their babies sold on the black market as pets.
Palm oil is found in many household products from chips to cosmetics.
Help stop this and save the orangutan today.
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