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Meet Hesty
August 5, 2010

Hesty had a rough start to her life, and so the Denver Zoo is very proud to have healthy Hesty to show the world. Isn’t she cute?

Here’s why: Sumatran orangutans are only found on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia. In the wild, they are critically endangered due to habitat loss — that means that really smart people are worried that there is a chance that these last few orangutans might be the last of their kind, ever, just because they don’t have a place to live. Often, hunters will kill a mother to steal a baby or really young orangutan because a lot of people in that part of the world will pay a lot of money for one.

The sad thing is that right now there are only about 6,000 of these orangutans left in the wild.

So watch this little movie of this super special little orangutan!

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