orang-utan


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orang-utan

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a large anthropoid ape, Pongo pygmaeus, of the forests of Sumatra and Borneo, with shaggy reddish-brown hair and strong arms
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The future survival of orang-utans is made more perilous by the fact that they are slow and infrequent breeders: according to the Sumatran Orang-utan Conservation Programme, females have only one infant every eight years and only four or five in their lifetime.
Towan and his sister, Chinta, born at Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo in 1968, were hybrid crosses between the two orang-utan species indigenous to the islands of Sumatra and Borneo, spokeswoman Gigi Allianic said.
Orang-utans at Melbourne Zoo are taking part in a world-first research project aimed at giving the great apes greater choice and control over how and when they interact with visitors.
And South African animal welfare organisation the SPCA has begged zoo owner Brian Boswell to send Opal to Monkey World in Wareham, Dorset, where she could live with 18 other orang-utans.
Joss was sold for PS25 to a family who didn't know it is illegal to keep orang-utans as pets.
Orang-utan populations are rapidly declining amid devastating forest fires, with more than two million hectares in Indonesia lost in recent months.
enlarged orang-utan house, |to children's water park and a David Hall feeds | the sea lions Molly Badham, co founder |of Twycross Zoo, holding a chimpanzee.
The study conducted on chimpanzees and orang-utans also suggested that unlike humans, great apes do not prefer deep water dives because they are afraid of finding unseen predators that might be loitering there, New Scientist reported.
When I see images of Kyenge, I cannot help think, even if I don't say that she is one, of a resemblance to an orang-utan," the Corriere della Sera newspaper quoted Calderoli as saying.
After a visit to Borneo over 15 years ago, the Discworld author fell in love with orang-utans, became a trustee of the Orang-utan Foundation and created his character, the Librarian, in honour of these creatures.
My results suggest that current Bornean orang-utan populations are the result of a recent radiation throughout the island, following the probable confinement within a glacial refugium in the Pleistocene.
A NEW blueprint of the orang-utan genetic code is expected to aid efforts to save the red-haired "men of the forest".