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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Orang-utan populations are rapidly declining amid devastating forest fires, with more than two million hectares in Indonesia lost in recent months.
It is still not known what devastating and perhaps irreparable damage these recent fires have had on Indonesia's tropical rainforests and already rapidly declining orang-utan populations.
The anatomy of an orang-utan and a human are similar but their bones are much harder.
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.
In a statement posted on their website, the zoo said: "Keepers and staff at Twycross Zoo are incredibly saddened to announce the death of their baby orang-utan, born on 28th November 2013.
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.
Now he is returning to Borneo to try to find Kusasi once more and to discover whether there is any hope left for the orang-utans in a world where humans are edging out so many species to extinction.
Having access to the orang-utan genetic code, will allow conservationists to identify those genetically weaker orang-utan groups that need extra help.
Summary: An overweight orang-utan is changing her ways after becoming the fattest primate in Britain.
At Sepilok Orang-Utan Rehabilitation Centre, a slippery path led to a platform in the dark, dripping rainforest.
In the past20years,80%of suitable orang-utan habitat has disappeared.