Did you know and other facts on wild life

A third of the world's primate species now face extinction. Scientists warn that our closest relatives, the great apes, could be extinct in 20 years' time.
Pictured below a Chimpanzee.

This is not an Orang-utan by the way but they are the only great apes to live outside Africa. There are aproximately 65,000 orang-utans left in the wild. Of these, only 7,300 live in Sumatra. The rest are spread over the three or four subspecies in Borneo.
I can recall in 1956 when they were living on the Malay Peninsula as I was there at the time also Tiger who still live there but are doomed for extinction; it seems Kelantan officials are killing them off with the assistance of the Malaysian Army.
This is not the days of the British Raj when animals were slaughtered on a whim.

African Elephants are the largest living land mammals

. Of all its specialised features, the muscular trunk is perhaps the most extraordinary. It serves as a nose, hand, extra foot, signaling device and tool for gathering food, siphoning water, dusting, and digging. The tusks are another notable feature of both males and females. Elephants are right or left-tusked, using the favored tusk more often, thus shortening it from constant wear. Tusks differ in size, shape and angle and researchers can use them to identify individuals.

Whales are the largest amphibian mammal whales also have the largest brain I read somewhere pictured courtesy of you tube is a Humpback a gentle creature enjoy.

I shall add to this as I come across the info if I remember

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