Ristia Sastra

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Fragile environments

In Borneo and Sumatra forests, there are many long furry apes called Orang-utan. Long ago the people in Borneo and sumatra that the long furry apes is also a kind of man 'who just wanted to live in the woods. So they called the orang-utan that means ''man of the wood''.

The male orang-utan can grow until 150cm tall. Orang-utan like to spend more time in the trees than in land, because they can search for leaves, fruits, insects,

bird's eggs, buds, and barks. At night time, orang-utan makes nest out of branches for them to sleep. They also build a roof, so that they will not get wet when it is raining.

Orang-utan have only one enemy, which is us, human. their enemy is us, because people keep cutting trees in the fo
rest, where the orang-utan lives. People also hunt orang-utan. They will take the orang-utan's babies and sell them in zoos or sell them in a pet shop to be a pet. Most babies just die because the hunters didn't know how to take care of them.

Long ago there is so many beautiful , amazing forest to see but now all of the beautifulness of the forest are all gone. Even the animals are easy to die because they didn't have a place to live and foods to eat. These is all because people keep cutting the trees in the forest, and hunt animals in the forests.


Every year an area of a rain forest is gone because people keep cutting down trees. The animals and plants that live in the forest that has been destroyed can die or find another forest to live in.

Humans are cutting down trees also having a reason:
-The woods for making timber and fire
-The needs of farms
-Land for the poor farmers that doesn't have a shelter to live
-For road construction


Book: Nature in dangered, Childcraft, U.S.A, Chicago (1993), pg.69

Internet: http://kids.mongabay.com/elementary/501.html, Copyright Rhett butler 2005-2008

Person: Andina Ayu Pratiwi, Gr.5, 10 years
posted by pinkysastra at 1:17 PM


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