Energy Saving Tip by Orangutan: Close blinds in the summer and open blinds in the winter
HEATING & COOLING
Close blinds in the summer and open blinds in the winter
In the summertime, close the blinds to avoid the sunlight heating up the room. During winter close your curtains and shades at night to protect against cold drafts; open them during the day to let the sunlight warm the room.
CLIMATE CHANGE'S THREAT TO ORANGUTANS
Orangutans spend about 40% of their day eating a variety of foods in the rain forest. Their main source is fruits. However, there needs to be ample rain in order for them to grow like they should. With climate change, the rain cycles aren’t what they need to be in order to offer enough food for them to survive on. While they do consume other forms of food they too are affected including leaves and plants.
While orangutans can breed any time of the year, they are more likely to if they have enough food. They will also mate more often during the rainy season. Climate change can hinder both of those things from happening. Since these animals already have an extremely slow rate of reproduction and their numbers are very low this is a formula that isn’t going to help their chances of survival.