Easier access and encroachment of people into the orangutan forests also leads to increased hunting of orangutans for meat, babies, skulls or, more recently for orangutan penises. As well as being consumed as bushmeat, body parts find their way into medicinal products or become tourist souvenirs.

When adult females are killed, the babies can be sold, and the skulls of the dead may be used to create souvenirs that are sold illegally throughout Kalimantan.


Remains of orangutan consumed as bushmeat and orangutan parts used in medicine

Orangutan skulls sold online as souvenirs

Threats to orangutans

Loss of habitat

Illegal pet trade