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What Adults are Saying

“An amazing book about an amazing orangutan!”

Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas, primatologist and author of Reflections of Eden: My Years With the Orangutans of Borneo

“A delightful and revealing read! Neme brings to light the keen intelligence of our red-haired cousins with a fun story that celebrates Orangutan Houdinis everywhere.”

Jeff Corwin, wildlife biologist and Emmy-winning television host

“I loved the story of the Orangutan Houdini, Fu Manchu—and you will too! This true story is a tribute to a great escape artist, and to the great minds at work, sometimes unsuspected and unappreciated, inside the heads of our fellow animals.”

Sy Montgomery, ALA Sibert Award winner, author of Birdology and Walking with Great Apes

Orangutan Houdini is "an interesting exploration of animal intelligence for budding zoologists."

Kirkus Reviews

Children will love "Orangutan Houdini" and adults will too. Neme brings the mischievous creature to life with her carefully crafted account.


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She specializes in bringing together diverse perspectives — from farmers and indigenous groups to high-level policymakers — to create positive solutions that protect wildlife while improving the livelihoods of those living near the animals.