Thursday, February 23, 2012

How many orangutans get shot every year

We have been reading Running Wild and Will comes across a clearing where orangutans live. Within hours of Will and Onna arriving there hunters open fire on the orangutans, shooting 15 mothers and kidnapping their babies. I wanted to investigate how many orangutans are shot every year.

Three thousand orangutans get shot every year in Indonesia. Mother orangutans get shot because poaches shoot them so they can sell their babies for pets.

I think that hunters of orangutans should face imprisonment for life.
What is your view on hunters killing orangutans and selling their babies for pets?


  1. That is so sad. I wonder how or what people could do to make these animals safe homes... not through rehousing. Would harsher punishments, or more rangers help? What other things could/would change these people from wanting to profit from this?

  2. I don't know how to stop them I just know it needs to stop.