Mixed Media Archival Print

Year: 2018

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Orangutans, unlike their gregarious African cousins, chimpanzees, bonobos, and gorillas, live a semi-solitary existence high in the forest canopy. With the exception of mature Bornean males, orangutans seldom venture onto the forest floor. They are truly “people of the forest,” as no other great ape spends so much time in the trees and generally does not leave the forest. The greatest threat to orangutans is land clearance for permanent commercial agriculture, particularly for palm oil and timber estates. Palm oil plantations are particularly popular as cash crops because the palms grow rapidly and produce a greater income than logging or the intense cultivation of any other plant.

Ten percent from the sale of this original work donated to Orangutan Foundation International.

From the series: Endangered Species: A Tribute to Andy Warhol

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