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Print and electronic resources for orangutans.
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Pictures and Videos

  • Wikimedia Commons - Orangutans
    Copyright free images of puffins and other pictures are available at this website.
  • Pics 4 Learning Orangutan
    Copyright free images of puffins and other pictures are available at this website.
  • Orangutan Video from National Geographic
    Two minute video on why orangutans are endangered and what we can do to help them. Also covers the discovery of an unknown group of orangutans living on Kalimantan Island.
  • Camp Leakey
    About Camp Leakey including an interview with Dr. Birute Mary Galdikas. Webisode from Born to be Wild 3D.
  • Caregivers
    First two minutes of the video are interviews with the caregivers at Camp Leakey and their responsibilities. Webisode from Born to be Wild 3D


Playful young orangutan

Online Encyclopedia

  • World Book Encyclopedia Student Article This encyclopedia article has good general information about puffins. Also check the World Book kids online exhibit on Orangutans. World Book Kids World of Animals Use the arrow keys to locate orangutan exhibit, then click on picture of orangutan. When the picture appears on the left hand side of your screen, click on Go to the orangutan Exhibit.


  • Camp Leakey - Information about Camp Leakey. Orangutan and Rainforest Facts also provided.

  • Glossopedia Article - Website covers physical charactersites, habitat, diet, behavior, life cycle, interactions with people, threats and conservation. A fast facts page, photo, and video page is also included.

  • Nature Critter Guide at PBS - Short article on oragutans with related articles available. Be sure to click on the related episodes on the right hand side of this web page.

  • San Diego Zoo Orangutan - Great article on orangutans. Includes article, fast facts, pictures, video, sounds, and more. There is an interesting paragraph about an orangutan called Ken Allen who was an expert at escaping his enclosure.


Books from the MRC

Cover Art
Orangutans - Steele, Christy
Call Number: 599.88 Ste
ISBN: 0739835556
Publication Date: 2001


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