MINI THESIS OF OBSERVATION ON ORANG-UTANS’ EX-SITU CONSERVATION IN BUKIT MERAH, PERAK
(FOCUSING ON ORANG-UTAN CANOPY PREFERENCES)
ALICIA PRASANA D/O SANTHOSAM (125869)
PROF DR MASHHOR MANSOR
BOI 102 ECOLOGY
A REPORT PAPER SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES DEGREE PROGRAMME
SCHOOL OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE MALAYSIA
I, Alicia Prasana D/O Santhosam would like to extend my sincerest appreciation to Prof. Dr. Mashhor Mansor and his team of educators for their invaluable guidance throughout my journey participating in this ecology course in University of Science Malaysia. They truly brought out my passion for these gentle giants which I didn’t even know I had. I have come to a higher understanding and realization of how precious these apes are to the Earth and how their absence can really affect our ecosystem negatively. I have vowed myself to never again look down on this kind of matter, for all the critically endangered species of Malaysia as most of them are highly endemic to our land. I will also promise to do my level best and to lend a helping hand whenever and wherever possible in order to make Malaysia a better place for our wild friends. I would like to again thank Prof. Dr. Mashhor Mansor and everyone who has either helped me directly or indirectly in completing this mini thesis. I hope what I have found in my thesis can somehow help in the further study and understanding of Orang-utans here in Malaysia.
The aim of carrying out this study field trip, based on the topic I was given, is to basically find out the preference of the Orang-utans with respect to the layers of the forest.
We studied the Orang-utans through close and careful observation of their mannerisms and behaviour for approximately an hour. We were divided into groups and so, we were given different areas to observe and study. I...