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Captive Orangutans Are Curious (But Wild Ones Are Not)

The Atlantic - Mar 5, 2018
To test orangutans, one of van Schaik's team members, Sofia Forss, built fake orangutan nests in the Sumatran canopy. She then filled them with items that the apes would never have seen beforeā€”a Swiss flag, plastic fruit, and even an orangutan doll ...

Why Do Orangutans ...

Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute (press release) - Mar 5, 2018
A better question would actually be: why are orangutans more solitary than other great apes? Orangutans' social structure is tied to the distribution of food within their habitat. Though they live semi-solitary lives in the wild, orangutans are highly ...

Virginia Filmmakers Highlight Culture of Endangered Orangutans

Community Idea Stations - Mar 8, 2018
It's not one of our closest cousins that we think of all that often. Suro, Frost and Lesh at the RVA Environmental Film Festival.Frost: Orangutans, crocodiles, even especially whales, they're not just smart, they're not just cute and cuddly. They're ...

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Orangutan videos in this funny orangutans acting like humans and cute baby orangutans videos.

Orangutan - Man Of The Forest HD

Orangutans are the largest arboreal mammal in the world, living and sleeping in trees. They travel with ease through the canopy, rarely descending to the forest floor. They are wholly dependent...

How smart are orangutans? - Lu Gao

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-smart-are-orangutans-lu-gao Along with humans, orangutans belong to the Hominidae family tree, which stretches back 14 million years. But it's...

Orangutan watches a YouTube video of orangutans and loves it

SUBSCRIBE for your daily dose of amazing videos!: http://bit.ly/Newsflare An amusing video has emerged from the US of an orangutan at a zoo watching a video of orangutans on a mobile phone....

orangutan sand babies

This is video of young orangutans playing with sand at the BOS Nyaru Menteng orphan orangutan sanctuary in Kalimantan, Borneo. The video shows the capacity for play in the minds of orangutans....