The Critically Endangered Sumatran Orangutan
The Sumatran orangutan has been classified as critically endangered by the IUCN, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.
The latest data estimates that there are now only around 6,600 remaining in the wild, a drastic drop from the estimated 85,000 in 1900.
Orangutans were historically found in forests across Sumatra but are now restricted to just two provinces: North Sumatra and Aceh.
There are less than 864,000 hectares of orangutan habitat left on the island. Experts suggest that they could be the first Great Ape species to become extinct in the wild.
The greatest threats to their survival are habitat loss and the illegal pet trade. Sumatra lost 48% of its forests in the 20 years prior to 2007.
Large areas of orangutan habitat have been lost or degraded due to the spread of oil palm plantations into their forest homes.
Human-orangutan conflict is now frequent in agricultural areas, as orangutans are forced out of degraded forest fragments in search of enough food for survival.
For farmers, raided or damaged crops means that this critically endangered species is often considered to be an agricultural pest and killed. via @MailOnline