A wild, male Sumatran orangutan searching for a mate in the Gunung Leuser National Park in the Northern region of Sumatra. When we came across this orangutan none of the guides recognized him, making them believe he is truly wild rather than a rereleased animal. As they have not seen him before, they also believe he traveled a very long distance. We were incredibly lucky to cross paths with this peaceful giant.
In the wake of the destructive palm oil industry, the loss of their natural habitat continues, making poaching easier due to more and more access roads throughout the country, these creatures are critically endangered and face the threat of extinction. Some are shot, as well as other wildlife, just for "trespassing" on plantation property.
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