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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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Two female Sumatran orang-utans and two infant apes got out of their enclosed area just after 10am.
Regarded as separate species, Sumatran and Bornean orang-utans are Asia's only great apes, attracting photographers and tourists to Sumatra and the Indonesian provinces of Sabah and Sarawak in Borneo.
The median life expectancy of orang-utans is 28, although some have lived to be as old as 59, the zoo said.
The research project, conducted by the University of Melbourne in collaboration with Zoos Victoria and the Microsoft Research Centre for Social Natural User Interfaces, aims to better understand the ways orang-utans interact with technology and how they make choices through specially designed games.
Mr Boswell, who described orang-utans as "semi-solitary" animals, added that he had applied to bring in a mate for Opal.
uk CUDDLING herself for comfort, this baby orang-utan has been left traumatised by being sold as a pet after seeing her mum killed.
Gail Campbell-Smith, programme manager for IAR Indonesia, said: "An extra concern is that, as habitat is wiped out, instances of human orang-utan conflict increase and these orang-utans are in danger of being killed by farmers as they enter farms looking for food.
It was found that the chimpanzee and the orang-utan both moved their limbs out sideways from their bodies.
When they finally arrived at the scene, they found not just Boon-Mee but three other orang-utans.
A RARE orang-utan has travelled 800-mile journey from the Midlands to Germany as part of a breeding programme.
The aim of this thesis was to investigate the effects of environmental and biological mechanisms on gene flow and genetic diversity in the Bornean orang-utans, Specifically, I examined the effects of the Pleistocene climatic changes and riverine barriers as well as sex-biased dispersal.