At the same instant Muda Saffir with fifty of his head-hunting Dyaks emerged from the jungle east of the camp, bent on discovering the whereabouts of the girl the Malay sought and bearing her away to his savage court far within the jungle fastness of his Bornean
Western gorillas, Bornean
orangutans, right, and Sumatran orangutans are also in grave danger of extinction.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) this week announced that the Bornean
orangutan, one of the only two remaining species of the great ape - the closely related Sumatran orangutan being the other - is now a "critically endangered" animal.
In this study, we examine the phylogenetic relationships of 38 (out of 41) Bornean
species of Rhacophoridae, in combination with data from previous phylogenetic studies.
This leopard is now known as the Sunda clouded leopard (Neofelis diardi), though it was previously and erroneously called the Bornean
Come and see the Zoo's Bornean
and Sumatran orang-utans, including two youngsters, Budi and Utara, in their new tropical environment.
This is a particularly exciting development that will enable us to build upon our already considerable success in breeding critically endangered Sumatran orang-utans and increase our numbers of these, and their endangered Bornean
Inhabitants include the Asian elephant, the orang-utan, five species of deer, pig-tailed macaques; the Bornean
gibbons and the Sumatran rhinoceros - not to mention more than 20,000 species of insects, from sandflies and mosquitoes to fist-sized beetles and exquisitely-adorned moths and butterflies.
The American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums (AZA) adopted a policy 10 years ago to stop interbreeding Sumatran and Bornean
orangutans -- and to prevent any of AZA's hybrid offspring (now numbering 51) from reproducing.
FRIENDS OUR AT DUDLEY Brazilian tapirs, Meena and Chico, Asiatic black bear, Inca and Bornean
orangutans Jazz, Sprout, Jorong and Benji have been tucking into hot cross buns, typically associated with Good Friday.
It will be home to a family of Bornean
orangutans that includes Sibu, 37, Leonie, 35, their daughter Riona, 10, and niece Mujur, who was born in the facility in 2005.
The 2015 Go Orange campaign - run by Chester Zoo - is asking businesses in the region to organise orange-themed fundraising activities in October - all to raise funds to support Bornean
and Sumatran orangutan conservation efforts in the wild.