Gold 2010 Photojournalism / Nature/Environmental

Changing Behavior Of Orangutan

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Orangutan swimming in Rungan River, Central of Borneo province, Indonesia. According to orangutan experts, it is unusual for orangutan to swim in the river because they are afraid of water and of predators like crocodiles. The changing behavior of orangutan is believed to be caused by the loss of their natural habitat; the rain forest. The rising worldwide demand for Palm Oil used to make bio-diesel fuel, has led to mass deforestation in areas like Borneo where palm oil plantations are planted. Ardiles Rante via Barcroft Media

Freelance Photographer Based in Indonesia