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Orangutans Cannibalise Own Babies

Two female orangutans have been seen cannibalising the bodies of their recently deceased babies. Such behaviour has never before been recorded in any great ape species. The two incidences occurred just one month apart in the same region of forest in Indonesia. The conservationist who witnessed both incidences suspects they were examples of aberrant behaviour, [...]

Humans Related to Orangutans, not Chimps or Gorillas

In a new research, a team of scientists has suggested that humans most likely share a common ancestor with orangutans, not chimpanzees and gorillas. The research, done by scientists from the University of Pittsburgh and the Buffalo Museum of Science, reject as “problematic” the popular suggestion, based on DNA analysis, that humans are most closely [...]

Sumatran Orangutan (Pongo abelii)

Orangutans are the species of great ape along with gorillas, chimpanzees and Bonobos Orangutan becomes the only ape which remains in Asia while gorillas, chimpanzees and bonobos can be found in Africa. There are now two accepted species of orangutan – the Sumatran Orangutan ( Pongo abelii) and the Bornean Orangutan ( Pongo pygmaeus). Orangutan [...]