Hundreds of orangutans slaughtered in Indonesia

Associated Press
A keeper feeds honey to orangutans recently confiscated from an illegal owner at a rehabilitation center in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Saturday, July 2, 2011. Orangutan populations in Indonesia's Borneo and Sumatra island are facing severe threats from habitat loss, illegal logging, fires and poaching. (AP Photo/Slamet Riyadi)

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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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