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Journalist Schuster, Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOS) founder Willie Smits, and renowned photographer Jay Ullal have collaborated to create a stunning, beautifully photographed documentary describing the plight of today's orangutan. The text is informative, but one word of caution: the prose is written to gain the reader's sympathy, not just to educate. While there's no dispute about the hunting, abuse, and loss of habitat taking place, sometimes this feels like a "save the children" commercial. The book's main goal is to highlight the negative impact humans have had on the orangutan, exemplified in the vivid tale of the horrors and mistreatment endured by one particular animal, Bali, in human captivity. However, the rest of the text delves into the research on the daily lives of wild orangutans, focusing on their behaviors and culture, all supported by captivating photographs. Readers will gain a new appreciation for these creatures. Recommended for academic and public libraries.