These Orangutans Just Can’t Seem to Comprehend Why We Need Palm Oil | One Green Planet - Deforestation from palm oil production has led to the loss of 90% of the orangutan’s natural habitat. These tree-dwelling mammals rely on the forest for food & shelter & when they are destroyed, many are killed. Those who do survive are forced to nest on palm oil plantations & palm producers view these squatting orangutans as pests. They kill the adults on the spot & sell the babies into the exotic pet trade, where many perish. In the past 10 years, the orangutan population has decreased by 50%. An estimated 50,000 orangutans have died in the past two decade because of palm oil production. With only 6,300 individuals hanging on to life in Sumatra, the remaining orangutans are left to ponder why we even need palm oil, particularly since it's higher in saturated fat & cholesterol than most other oils. If that wasn't enough, Indonesia only contains 3% of the world’s fores

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