orangutan


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Synonyms for orangutan

large long-armed ape of Borneo and Sumatra having arboreal habits

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The book's greatest value is its exhaustive demonstration of how Western representations of the ape have alternated between a view of the orangutan as a very humanlike and a definitely non-human creature, a mere animal among other animals.
The research, conducted between June 2006 and March 2013, is based on a large-scale analysis of orangutan terrestriality using comprehensive camera-trapping data from 16 sites across Borneo.
In most cases, a long call indicates where an orangutan plans to travel over the course of the next few hours.
The new arrival is the fourth for 36-year-old orangutan Kibriah as part of the European Breeding Programme, and zookeepers hope the baby will become a playmate for its three-year-old sister, Molly.
An obese orangutan has been put on a strict diet by Malaysian wildlife authorities after two decades of gorging on junk food handed out by tourists, a report said Friday.
The release, and the collaboration with OFI, SMART and APP, is part of an orangutan conservation and protection program through 'Friends of the Orangutans', which has been running since 2011.
The little Sumatran orangutan, known as Kliopa, runs into trouble with dad Santa after larking about too much at Moscow Zoo.
Alan Knight OBE, chief executive of International Animal Rescue, said: "For every baby orangutan at the centre, a mother orangutan has died, not to mention all the males that must also have been killed.
based conservation organization runs orangutan rescue operations on the Southeast Asian island of Borneo, where the endangered animal's habitat is at risk from rapid deforestation.
JAKARTA: An orangutan famous for puffing on cigarettes gave birth this week at an Indonesian zoo, an official said Friday, in a rare event giving a boon to the critically endangered species.
In desperation, a mother and baby orangutan who had not eaten in days wandered into a village in Borneo in search of food.
Richard Zimmerman, Director @ Orangutan Outreach about how the concept came into being, how the apes are taking to the idea, and how this can be expanded further.
Scientist and conservationist Birute Mary Galdikas, founder of Orangutan Foundation International, said orangutans are among the most intelligent animals.
Human-orangutan conflict and hunting are thought to pose a serious threat to orangutan existence in Kalimantan, the Indonesian part of Borneo.
SANCTUARY: An orangutan at Nyaru Menteng, above SET FOR A SLOG: Joanne Cotton, right, who will head to Borneo next month for a trek in the rainforest to a sanctuary for orangutans