Saving the Orang-utans – Homework week 4

Here is another link to a video based on saving an endangered animal. The orang-utan is critically endangered because of poaching and deforestation. Watch the video and then use the focus questions below to post a comment. You may write your comment by hand if you do not have access to the internet at home.

http://sixtyminutes.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8652208

– explain how humans have caused the endangerment of orang-utans.
– describe the natural habitat of an orang-utan before and after deforestation.
– why should poaching and deforestation be banned?

Your responses should be in paragraphs and you will need a heading. The best ones will be published for your writers gift.

32 thoughts on “Saving the Orang-utans – Homework week 4

  1. Saving the endangered orangutans

    The humans have caused many of the deaths and dangers of orangutans because mainly they cut down trees (their habitat). Their habitat is very important because this is the same place where the orangutans survive. Humans have also poached and killed orangutans for many reasons; they have used them for medicines and cures but this also means that some people are selfish.

    Before the deforestation, the orangutans were in a peaceful habitat, they were climbing trees, they were with their family’s and they were surviving. They lived a happy and peaceful enviroment. When all of a sudden they had their natural habitat destroyed and wrecked. All of the orangutans were gone. You could see all of the trees wrecked and pushed down to the grond. You could see the whole forest destroyed.

    Poaching and deforestation should be banned because the orangutans are dying. Orangutans are loving and harmless animals, and think to yourself, all of the important reasons why poaching should be banned. You should think about them more than us, yes humans are very important but animals are living things aswell. Why is there a reason to poach orangutans?

  2. – explain how humans have caused the endangerment of orang-tans.
    We have caused their lives by deforestation their homes and lots of them have died over the years especially in Borneo.
    – describe the natural habitat of an orange-tan before and after deforestation.
    Before it all started they were living in peace until we started to cut down trees and that started to look like a whole dump of discussing mess of tree stumps.
    – Why should poaching and deforestation be banned?
    It should be banned because it is not fair to the animals that are dying and the relatives of the animals that died. I find it absolutely horrible that animals are dying for no reason what so ever.

  3. – Explain how humans have caused the endangerment of orang-utans.
    Humans have endangered orang-utans because we have chopped down their home and they have nowhere to go and they die because of no food or water. Also when we cut trees down orang-utans die because they hit the ground and a fall from that high up is extremely lethal.

    – Describe the natural habitat of an orang-utan before and after deforestation.
    I picture orang-utans playing around each other and I see the gleaming rain drops on the ground as the sun beams down on them. I see enormous trees towering over them, but yet the persistent orang-utans climb to the top with ease. I smell the fresh air being filtered by the gigantic trees. I feel the gentle wind blowing across my face.

    – Why should poaching and deforestation be banned?
    Mr Andrew I am writing a persuasive piece in this comment about the orang-utans.

    How would you feel if your home was destroyed? How devastating would that be. You have no food or water and you can barely survive. Honestly, how would you feel? That is what is what we are doing to our precious orang-utans, we are obliterating their homes. We are thrusting extinction upon them. Don’t you think it is enough that we are destroying their homes and throwing them into chaos and madness, now we are taking their lives and putting them at the brink of extinction. How would you react? How can your bear to see the cute little furry orang-utans die in such a manner. Look at them, just look at them. Have you ever thought that orang-utans are intelligent? What has the orang-utans ever done to us? That is why I strongly believe that deforestation should be banned.

    Firstly, orang-utans are facing extinction, we need to protect them, not kill them. For example, there are between 45,000 and 69,000 left in the wild, and there is a few thousand orang-utans in sanctuary’s across the world. Compere that to the several billion humans. We are basically sentencing orang-utans to death.

    Secondly, orang-utans are intelligent. Have you ever thought about that? Have you? For example, orang-utans can be taught how to do many things like climbing. Orang-utans know where danger is, they have great instincts. Orang-utans are self reliant and only need the mothers for several years before going out on their own. For humans we need well over a decade. Since orang-utans are intelligent they will figure out that humans are extremely dangerous and they will stay away. We won’t be able to see the cute fuzzy orang-utans. Do you want to spoil seeing orang-utans for the entire human race? I know I wouldn’t, how about you?

    Finally, orang-utans are a different type of species. Do you like to kill humans? Killing orang-utans is basically killing humans. Killing orang-utans is just cruel.

    In conclusion, I challenge you to rise up and stop deforestation to save our beloved orang-utans, I challenge you to save a precious gentle species. Save the orang-utans, it is definitely the right thing to do.

  4. – Explain how humans have caused the endangerment of orangutans.
    Humans are poaching orangutans to death which is not making their habitat ruined because of the amount of poachers chopping down their environment to live in.
    – Describe the natural habitat of an orangutan before and after deforestation.
    An orangutan’s habitat was sadly destroyed by the terrible poachers and before they were being poached their habitat was not ruined and disgusting with NO trees chopped down.
    – Why should poaching and deforestation be banned?
    Because we don’t want these animals to be endangered it’s sad to know animals are being taken away from our heart and lives, it should be banned because it’s mean really to hurt these animals. How would you feel if your habitat was destroyed by a poacher?

  5. Explain how humans have caused the endangerment of beautiful orang-utans?
    Amazing humans have caused endangerment for orang-utans by cutting down the natural habitat and when they try and save them they don’t feed the right diet for these beautiful orang-utans they feed them rice.
    Describe the natural habitat of an orangutan before and after deforestation?
    Before the deforestation the forest had heaps of trees for the orangutans to play in and after it just look like burnt tree.
    Why should poaching and deforestation be banned?
    Poaching and deforestation should be banned because orangutans should be able to live and be able to live with no detections like we do.

  6. SAVING THE ORANG-UTANS!

    – Explain how humans have caused the endangerment of orarg-utans?
    By destroying there habitat and killing them for no reason and poaching them until their are no more and the next place you will see them is in a zoo and everybody will be disgusted.
    – Describe the natural habitat of an orarg-utan before and after deforestation?
    The jungle is the only place for an orarg-utan not in a zoo because there habitat is so delicate to them that they are hating it and the people who are doing it are using it and killing every animal..
    -Why should poaching and deforestation be banned.
    Because there are not many in the wild and they are wonderful animals and everyone will sad that one of our animals are dead.

    I think that they shouldn’t go and be extinct because every body loves them.

  7. Orang-utans are so cute. I don’t think I would be living my life without them. Not that I would sacrifice my life for them just life wouldn’t be the same without them. My sister Jackie looks like an Orang-utan. They are so furry and have big eyes. Everybody absolutely loves them to pieces and they are so friendly. They use self defence and don’t do anything wrong. They don’t rip you to shreds like Tigers or Lions. They are obedient and friendly. I cried when the last Thylacine that died in Tas and I’m pretty sure I will again if it is a Orang-Utan.
    Its so sad that they had trouble getting the Orang-utans into the rainforest because something else might have happened and they could go way off their routine. I hope that they will grow good in the wild because I want them to have a healthy life because EVERYONE deserves it. OMG!!! It is so cute when the orang-utans ran out of their cages climbing up into the tree. Shooting up the stalk of the tree as fast as a bullet, Fascinating. The ladies reaction was so amusing to watch she was happy the orang-utans were in a good home. Even though there was only 2, Orang-utans will start growing larger and larger in population if it weren’t for those PESKY POACHERS.

    1. I love how you exaggerate on everything you say. I think that you are a person that everyone looks up to . Well done, keep it up.

  8. Mission save the orang-utans.

    The humans have caused the endangerment of the orang-utan by cutting down the orang-utans habitats (rain forest) and hurting them for not reason, and if all the orang-utans are dead you can only see the orang-utans in a zoo.

    The orang-utans habitat looks really nice and green before the deforestation and then after the deforestation it looks absolutely disgraceful, the orang-utans don’t have homes and they can’t eat food from the trees. How would you like it for someone to come and destroy your home, I wouldn’t?

    Poaching and deforestation should be banned because it is making more animals extincted from the wild and all they are doing is planting things after they cut down trees, which is not enough to save the endangered orang-utans.

  9. Save the Orang-utan

    Humans have caused endangerment for the orange-utans we have been have beed choping down rain forests/ habitat. Most people can only find orang-utans in the zoo. Some humans have been shooting orang-utans just because the want to and its disgusting.

    There forest was nice and green before defrostation after defrostation the rain forst looked like a pile of rubish and all digusting it went from a nice green rain foresst to a dirty old wired brown one.

    Poaching and defrostation should be banned because who ever is doing it is killing tons of orang-utans and it sad cause the have nothing better to do.

  10. Explain how humans have caused the endangerment of beautiful orang-utans? Annoying humans have caused endangerment for orang-utans by cutting down the natural habitat and when they try and save them they don’t feed the right diet for these beautiful orang-utans. Annoying humans have caused endangerment for orang-utans by the deforestation. As a human how would you fee If someone knocked down your house?
    Why should poaching and deforestation be banned?
    It should be banned because it is not fair to the old animals that live they in that dying. and the relatives of the animals that died. I find it absolutely horrible that animals are dying for no reason what so ever.

    1. Well done Nyanom. I love how you have used a question at the start of your paragraph because that was the thing that made me keep reading your writing and got me hooked into what you were saying.

  11. SAVING THE ORANGUTANS!
    Humans has cores the Orangutans to be endangered and it there job to help them to breed and put them back in the wild and live there habitat alone.
    Along time ago the orangutans was living in peace, and till we decided to make a palm oil plantation in the orangutan beautiful Rain forest and killing them so they are not in the way of their plantation.
    I think that you should have a sir ton play were there are now animals to grow your trees so it can’t impact other animals life like orangutans. I think poaching is absolutely offal cruel to animals and it should be BANNED.

  12. Saving the orang-utan
    People cut down lots of trees that are their home and belong to the orang-utans but lucky the people that are from indonesia that rescued them. If it wasn’t for them then they would be poached and endangered and they will be gone forever. The orang-utans would be very calm but since people started cutting down trees they are terrified and there would be nothing left but tree stumps. It should be banned because it isn’t fair for the orang-utans that are almost like people to be dying for no reason.

  13. -EXPLAIN HOW HUMAN HAS MADE ORANG-UTANS ENDANGERED?
    The humans have made Orang-Utans endangered because they keep on poaching the Orang-Utans by cutting down their homes and they keep on trying to kill them and scaring them from their own habitats. The Orang-Utans have been getting taken away from their natural habitats by people that use the wood and trees and make them into palm-oil. The people that use the trees and wood just use them to get money as a job because the palm-oil can make a lot of money and it can help you get a job. I think that the people that get a job by the money they get while they are cutting trees is just really cruel because if you are using animals for a job it means you are taking advantage of the animals and you are just trying to hurt them by taking down their habitats. The humans have been hurting the animals and they have also been poaching the Orang-Utans into endangerment and that is really horrible to the Orang-Utans since they are soon going to go to extinction because of people that don’t care about the environment. I think that people should stop thinking about them and should start thinking about how the Orang-Utans feel about having their habitat being taken down. If the Orang-Utans habitats weren’t being taken down they would be really delighted and they would have a safe and really amazing habitat.
    -DESCRIBE HOW THE ORANG-UTANS HAVE LOOKED BEFORE AND AFTER DEFORESTRATION.
    The Orang-Utans had a really beautiful habitat before people started to break down the Orang-Utans habitats and their trees. I think that the way that the Orang-Utans habitats looked before people started cutting the trees was just amazing because there were a lot of trees and that was what made the jungle a jungle and if there were no trees just wood that would make it a place full of wood that has been cut up into pieces. The jungle looked really disgusting at the end because the view of the picture was just really disturbing because the picture was really horrible since all the trees have been cut down and the trees looked really bad by the way they were just lying on the ground scattered everywhere. I think that the Orang-Utans deserve better because if these animals keep on living a life like this they will automatically go into extinction because lots of people like to poach animals for their own good and that is just really cruel since lots of animals have been dying because people have been poaching animals and killing them as well.
    -WHY SHOULD POACHING AND DEFORESTATION BE BANNED?
    Do you think that people should be stopping poaching and deforestation? I think that people should stop poaching and deforestation for their own good because lots of people think that poaching is cruel and that deforestation is not good for animals.
    I think that the more times people get told to stop poaching animals needs to stop because people should be finding out what they are doing to poach animals and they should know that they need to stop because they are making the Orang-Utans endangered is just really horrible because at the end of the video all the Orang-Utans that get taken back home are really excited to come back home and they were just running and climbing up the tree because of their happiness to come back home. The Orang-Utans were really jumpy and they just kept on climbing up the trees and swing from vine to vine.
    My second opinion is that people shouldn’t be selfish and only care about themselves but they should really care about the environment and they should care about how the Orang-Utans feel about getting poached because lots of people love animals and they would love to be taken care of instead of being poached just because people think that they could earn lots of money just by poaching Orang-Utans. I think that people shouldn’t be taking advantage of the Orang-Utans because they are part of nature and they should be taken care of like people take care of their children because if you take care of Orang-Utans they won’t go into extinction because animals are as important just like humans are. People should be really friendly to animals because they are just taking advantage of the Orang-Utans and they have had enough of the people poaching them down a lot.
    My last opinion on why people should stop poaching Orang-Utans because Orang-Utans should be able to live in a place that they don’t get poached because poaching Orang-Utans is horrible and people should care about Orang-Utans as well as they take care of themselves. Orang-Utans have been getting poached for a really long time and they have been trying to have a normal life without having to get poached because they have been getting poached and they have been having their habitats getting cut down and getting used for palm-oil and they have been making people a lot of money so lately because of the palm-oil and because of the wood. Orang-Utans should be living happily and peacefully so they don’t get poached anymore because that is really horrible for the Orang-Utans.
    In Conclusion, I think that people should stop poaching and deforestation so then Orang-Utans can live a really normal life without getting poached and so that they can be loved and taken care of by people that care about them. I think that deforestation should be banned because when people stop cutting down the trees it would make the Orang-Utans really delighted and if they get given what all of the Orang-Utans wish it would be really delighting and people should start listing to what animal lovers think so than if something is going on with the animals all of the people can help the animals with their problems so than if they are starting to get poached again lots of people can help with the problem to help the animals. I think that everybody in the whole world should care about animals so than all animals can be kept really save and sound without any problems.

    Author: Nyetap Ruach

    DON’T THINK THAT I DIDN’T WRITE THIS BY MYSELF BECAUSE I DID. I AM TELLING THE TRUTH.

    1. Oh wow, I have not seen a blog post as good as this, EVER! Well done Nyetap, this comment was really worth the 10 points, you took your time, and actually thought about what you were doing! As always, you produced a great piece of work there, WELL DONE!!

      1. Jay, that is a great comment that you gave back to Nyetap. I also agree with everything you said there.

    2. Wow! This is amazing. It shows that you take heaps of pride in what you do. Mr Andrew must be very very proud of you and how much effort you put into your work on the blog ad in your classroom. You are a very talented girl Nyetap, you should be extremely proud of yourself!

  14. Some are hurt some are surviving on their own which they don’t know how to live on their own. So that’s why they are dying and getting sick.
    Its got lots of trees to swing on and lots of trees to have a home in. it’s nice and peaceful and I think they would like it.
    Because we want the animals to be able to live in the wild.

  15. Explain how humans have caused the endangerment of orang-tans.
    They have being cutting down trees so the orang-tans don’t have anywhere to sleep.

    – describe the natural habitat of an orang-tan before and after deforestation.
    Before was all green with trees, plants and a lot of insects walking from the trees and plants. But after the deforestation is all black with now life and when I sore those pictures I was about cry.

    – Why should poaching and deforestation be banned?
    Because orang-tans they are facing extinction.

  16. The humans are endangering them by killing them with their guns and deforestation around the world so they made zoos.
    It might have been grass every were and trees with vines on them with leaves and ant hills but now there trees cut into pieces and made into beds tables and other stuff and the ant coming out of there holes from the ant hill and orange-tangs running away from the big machinery.

    Because don’t you want to see animals so smart that they do what you and they when every.

  17. Humans have caused it by pouching them for body parts and destroying their habitat.

    Before it hade healthy trees and plants and after it just had stumps of wood everywhere.

    I should be banned because its killing all the animals and they are all dyeing and the deforestation cuts down all the trees and when all the trees are cut down we will die slowly.

  18. Humans have caused the endangerment of orangutangs by cutting down their trees to make medicines and other things such as palm oil and ciggerretes which are horrible for your health. Humans have caused the endangerment of orangutangs by poaching them. The natural habitat for an orangutang with its lovely forest would be healthy and they would survive for a longer period of time then when the bulldozers start rolling in and crush the trees then the orangutangs could never survive in a deforestated area and would starve to death. Deforestation and poaching should be banned because this leads to extinction and that means if too many trees were to be cut down then other animals such as cockatoos parrots galahs etc couldn’t survive either because they both benefit from trees the only way to stop orangutangs being extinct is to stop buying tree pruducts such as palm oil and smokes.

  19. The endangerment of the orang-utans is started by the humans because they are ether trying to kill the orang-utans because the humans that are used to the environment across Australia or Victoria now who to hunt other animals so they must have had a go to hunt the orang-utans and they will eat them so they can say or I am so good at hunting animals was hunting a orang-utans so they have coursed all of the endangerment of the animals.
    The rain forest is like full of trees and animals and wild life and adventure and also full of logs so try not to trip over there if your there and when the forest is destroyed it will look like just all of the trees are nocked over so the orang-utans can be killed. So the forest will like look fantastic and the forest will look like a dump of course.
    Poaching is horrifying who would poach something that is incredible in the wild life to the people in the world and if you have never seen the animals.

  20. I also think that poaching animals should be illegal because if people keep on poaching the Orang-Utans they should get told once to stop poaching animals so then the people that take care of the Orang-Utans don’t have to keep on telling people to stop poaching Orang-Utans so then they don’t get hurt. People should stop cutting down the Orang-Utans habitats because if they cut down their habitats they will have nowhere to live and they will have to go to other places to live because they can’t live in their natural homes without getting poached by the people that are poaching Orang-Utans. People have been hurting and poaching Orang-Utans just because they think that they can get a lot of money just because of cutting the trees and making palm-oil for shops and they don’t understand what they have been doing to the Orang-Utans habitats because they are just worried in making money and making their boss proud but when they find out what they have been doing, I think that they will start taking care of the Orang-Utans because they will feel sorry for what they have been doing to the Orang-Utans in the first place. The Orang-Utans have not been having a really normal life because people have been wrecking their habitats and they have been making them have to find another place to live because of the people that try to make palm-oil out of the Orang-Utans habitats and their trees. I think that everybody from the world should be taking care of Orang-Utans so then they don’t need to get taken away from their natural habitats.

  21. I think that all animals should be able to live a fun happy life that they will enjoy, instead of being scared of coming out of their habitats because of hunters. THIS IS ANIMAL CRULLTY!!!!! People should stop cutting down the Orang-Utans habitats because if they cut down their home they will have nowhere to live or go. This means that they would have to go to try find other places to life which puts them in danger. Orang-Utans have soft orange fur. I think that people shouldn’t be taking advantage of the Orang-Utans because they are part of nature. and they should be taken care of like people take care of like parents take care of their child. People should be really friendly to animals. All they are just taking advantage of the Orang-Utans and they have had enough of the people poaching them a lot. Deforestation and poaching should be banned. We want the animals to be able to live in the wild so that EVERYONE can see them. Some survive on their own, but not all of them can.

  22. Poachers should defiantly NOT kill our beloved Orang-utans because they deserve life like everyone. All the moments and stages of growing up we all treasure and animals are just like us especially orang-utans so they treasure it too.

  23. – Explain how humans have caused the endangerment of orang-utans.
    Humans have endangered orang-utans because we have chopped down their home and they have nowhere to go and they die because of no food or water. Also when we cut trees down orang-utans die because they hit the ground and a fall from that high up is extremely lethal.

    – Describe the natural habitat of an orang-utan before and after deforestation.
    I picture orang-utans playing around each other and I see the gleaming rain drops on the ground as the sun beams down on them. I see enormous trees towering over them, but yet the persistent orang-utans climb to the top with ease. I smell the fresh air being filtered by the gigantic trees. I feel the gentle wind blowing across my face.

    – Why should poaching and deforestation be banned?
    Mr Andrew I am writing a persuasive piece in this comment about the orang-utans.

    Help save the orang-utans!!!!
    How would you feel if your home was destroyed? How devastating would that be? You have no food or water and you can barely survive. Honestly, how would you feel? That is what is what we are doing to our precious orang-utans, we are obliterating their homes. We are thrusting extinction upon them. Don’t you think it is enough that we are destroying their homes and throwing them into chaos and madness, now we are taking their lives and putting them at the brink of extinction? How would you react? How can your bear to see the cute little furry orang-utans die in such a manner. Look at them, just look at them. Have you ever thought that orang-utans are intelligent? What has the orang-utans ever done to us? That is why I strongly believe that deforestation should be banned.

    Firstly, orang-utans are facing extinction, we need to protect them, not kill them. For example, there are between 45,000 and 69,000 left in the wild, and there is a few thousand orang-utans in sanctuaries across the world. Compare that to the several billion humans. We are basically sentencing orang-utans to death. Do you really want to do that? Do you want to kill these cute friendly creatures?

    Secondly, orang-utans are intelligent. Have you ever thought about that? Have you? For example, orang-utans can be taught how to do many things like climbing. Orang-utans know where danger is, they have great instincts. Orang-utans are self reliant and only need the mothers for several years before going out on their own. For humans we need well over a decade. Since orang-utans are intelligent they will figure out that humans are extremely dangerous and they will stay away. We won’t be able to see the cute fuzzy orang-utans. Do you want to spoil seeing orang-utans for the entire human race? I know I wouldn’t, how about you?

    Finally, orang-utans are a different type of species. Do you like to kill humans? Killing orang-utans is basically killing humans. Killing orang-utans is just cruel. Can you bear to see a cute little baby Orang-utan killed? I can’t.

    In conclusion, I challenge you to rise up and stop deforestation to save our beloved orang-utans, I challenge you to save a precious gentle cute friendly harmless species. Save the orang-utans, it is definitely the right thing to do.
    Author: Logan Flynn of 5/6A

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