How to Babysit an Orangutan

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In this nonfiction text, orphaned orangutans are cared for and raised at Camp Leakey on the island of Borneo, including the skills the baby orangs need to eventually return to the rain forest and live as wild apes. Facts about how orangutans are orphaned, being endangered, their diet, behavior, and nesting habits are included as well as details about how the caretakers or “babysitters” manage these loveable babies. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Reading, 2005)

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