Hundreds of orangutans slaughtered in Indonesia

Associated Press
In this Jan. 9, 2011 photo, a recently released orangutan swings on a tree at a release site in Tanjung Hanau, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. Villagers living on the Indonesian side of Borneo killed at least 750 endangered orangutans over a yearlong period, some to protect crops from being raided and others for their meat, a new survey shows. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

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Villagers living on the Indonesian side of Borneo killed at least 750 endangered orangutans in a year, some to protect crops from being raided and others for their meat, a new survey shows. As a result, most of the remaining 50,000 to 60,000 apes live in scattered, degraded forests, putting them in frequent, and often deadly, conflict with humans. (AP)

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