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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Melancholy

Humans and orangutans share 97% of the genome. Along with chimpanzees and gorillas, they are our closest relatives in the animal world. The destruction of their habitats in the forests of South-East Asia, which are used for the cultivation of palm oil, is their main threat.

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Date Taken: 03.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Copyright: © Pedro Jarque Krebs