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Great Apes

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Wild Spirit: How a year in the African rainforest changed an Australian woman's life., Annette Henderson
1 Wild Spirit: How a year in the African rainforest changed an Australian woman's life.
Annette Henderson Australia Random House 2009 1741666716 / 9781741666717 Soft cover New Book 
In June 1975, Australian couple Annette and Win Henderson find themselves stranded in Libreville, Gabon, after travelling halfway across Africa. When a thief robs their Kombivan, they are left penniless - with no way to go back and no way to go on. They are saved by a chance meeting with a local expat, who offers them jobs in a remote mining camp in the mountains, close to the Congo border, in a region never visited by tourists, accessible only by canoe. At the camp, Annette battles isolation, culture shock and the challenges of a job for which she is ill-prepared. She finds solace and joy in the vast equatorial forest - a world as enthralling as any David Attenborough film - and when she adopts orphaned baby gorilla, Josie, her life changes forever. Wild Spirit is the intensely moving story of a young Australian woman suddenly immersed in a frontier world, coming face to face not only with the impact of the human population on endangered wildlife, but also with her own quest for meaning. About the Author Annette Henderson has been writing full-time since 2005. Prior to that, her working life took her to the United Kingdom, Africa, Indonesia and remote Australia. With her husband, Win, she travelled overland from Calcutta to London in a Kombivan, in which they later journeyed from London across the Sahara Desert to Equatorial Africa. Her life changed forever in 1975 when they both took jobs in a mineral camp in remote mountainous forest in Gabon, West Africa. On returning to Australia, she embarked on a career as an anthropologist. Annette is a committed conservationist, a zoo parent of the lowland gorillas at Taronga Zoo and the adoptive parent of a juvenile orangutan in Borneo. Her articles on Australian birds and reptiles have appeared in Wildlife Australia Magazine. Annette and her husband share seven acres of bushland near Brisbane with koalas, wallabies, powerful owls, over 100 species of native birds and their ridgeback cross, Bentleigh. She is a classically trained singer, enjoys regular workouts at a gym, and runs half marathons. 
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Exploring Nature Great Apes: Discover the exciting world of chimps, gorillas, orangutans, bonobos and more, Barbara Taylor
2 Exploring Nature Great Apes: Discover the exciting world of chimps, gorillas, orangutans, bonobos and more
Barbara Taylor UK Armadillo Books 2015 1861474520 / 9781861474520 Hardcover New Book 29.2 x 22.6 x 1.2 cm 
This book helps you discover the exciting world of chimps, gorillas, orangutans, bonobos and more, with over 200 pictures. The lifestyles, environments and physical characteristics of great apes are captured in accessible text, dramatic wildlife photographs and detailed illustrations. You can visit remote but threatened habitats, from the misty mountains of Africa to the dark and dappled rainforests of South-east Asia. Focus features zoom in on detailed areas of ape existence, such as how chimpanzees use tools, and what life is like for a baby orangutan. Myth boxes collect the most popular stories about great apes from all over the world. 'Did You Know?' spotlights provide instant, amazing-but-true facts about these remarkable primates. This amazing book investigates all four groups of great ape living in the wild - bonobos, chimpanzees, mighty gorillas and shaggy red orangutans. Drawing interesting comparisons with other members of the primate family, it provides a fascinating insight into every aspect of great ape life.Here you will discover the meaning of gorilla belch, the peace-loving ways of the bonobo and the special physical attributes of all the different species that help them to survive in the wild. With this book, you can explore an entire planet of the apes! 
Price: 23.95 AUD
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Orangutan Rescue: Saving Borneo's Orangutans, Sean Whyte and Alan Knight
3 Orangutan Rescue: Saving Borneo's Orangutans
Sean Whyte and Alan Knight UK G2 Entertainment 2015 178281535X / 9781782815358 Hardcover New Book 26.7 x 24.7 x 1.8 cm 
"Orangutan Rescue" gives readers a unique insight into the highs and lows of rescuing and rehabilitating this species against all the odds in a remote part of Borneo. With the aid of 145-150 superb photographs, all generously donated, we aim to explain and illustrate why orangutans need our help and to document the creation in 2009 and the development over the next five years of a world-class orangutan rescue and rehabilitation centre in Borneo.We look at the rapid growth of the centre from a mere dream to a reality. We provide an insight into the work of those dedicated people who rescue orangutans from palm oil plantations and from private homes and the skilled veterinary staff who are called upon to treat them and nurse them back to health.The orangutans themselves feature in most photographs. Readers will relish the great many glorious photographs of these great apes, mostly babies and juveniles. We use photos to take readers with us on a journey from the time an orangutan is rescued, treated for any injuries and illnesses at the clinic, then introduced to other baby orangutans, and finally released into protected forest bought especially for them by International Animal Rescue.With ten years' experience rescuing animals in Indonesia, in 2009 British charity International Animal Rescue embarked on its most ambitious project yet. Following numerous reports of mostly baby orangutans being either killed or captured, IAR decided to start from scratch the construction of a dedicated orangutan rescue centre near the small, remote town of Ketapang in West Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo). This was a monumental challenge to undertake, both financially and physically. When IAR rose to the challenge in 2009 they thought they might one day be caring for twenty orangutans. Five years later they had 82 in their care with no sign of the numbers decreasing. By that time the IAR team had also rescued and released 38 orangutans that found themselves in conflict with humans."Orangutan Rescue" enables readers to see what it really takes to 'save the orangutans'. The personal, unselfish commitment made by so many individuals, the sheer hard work involved, the teamwork, the many and varied skills required.A book for all ages. Nothing like it has been published previously. 
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