IUCN qualifies the Bornean orangutan for listing as critically endangered

Q.  IUCN has categorised which animal as critically endangered in the Borneo region?
- Published on 12 Jul 16

a. Bornean orangutan
b. Bornean chimp
c. Bornean ape
d. None of the above

ANSWER: Bornean orangutan
IUCN findings indicate that habitat loss, degradation and illegal hunting have reduced the population of the Bornean orang-utan by 80 percent between 1973 and 2025.
  • This qualifies the orangutan for listing as Critically Endangered.
  • The whale shark, the largest fish has also been placed on the list.
  • Bornean orangutan is related to the genus of Sumatran orangutan.

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