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Baby orangutans in Indonesia are going to to learn skills like finding food and making a . The school hopes the the young apes learn will mean they can be reintroduced into the and survive on their own. The school was set up by International Animal Rescue (IAR). There are 102 orangutans living at the . A spokesperson said: "We are committed to rescuing and rehabilitating as many orangutans as we can and giving them a chance to live safely in their environment." Not of them attend the school because some have suffered long-term so they can never go back to the forest. It could take up to eight years to get others ready to return to the wild.

The IAR centre cares for animals that have been rescued from the wild. Some of the orangutans lost their because of illegal poaching, habitat loss and forest . The IAR said they "are suffering and dying because of the systematic destruction of the , primarily for palm production". Other baby orangutans have been stolen from their mothers to be sold as . There are also adult orangutans at the centre. These have spent most of their lives in . The World Wildlife Fund estimates there are around 45,000 to 69,000 orangutans in Borneo, but their are decreasing because their forests are being destroyed by logging and palm oil .

 
 

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