There is such a large obesity epidemic today and yet we don't really understand the basis of the obesity condition or how these high-protein or low-protein diets work," said Vogel, whose research, Bornean orangutans
on the brink of protein bankruptcy, represents the first time scientists have looked at how these long-haired, orange-colored apes -- that depend on low-protein fruit to survive -- endure protein cycling, or period bouts of protein deprivation.
And when the Los Angeles Zoo needed help with an ailing primate, a rare Bornean orangutan
with severe respiratory problems, Dolphin's team came to the rescue.
Miri, a rare Bornean orangutan
, was born at the zoo less than three weeks ago - and she is proving a big attraction.
Having strategically placed the book inside the door of my classroom, this reviewer was able to determine that most people from age 10 on up have a predictable response: entranced by the baby Bornean orangutan
featured on the cover, they stop to flip through the book--and then, mesmerized, end up reading it from cover to cover.
Jorong eyes up the fresh vegetables delivered by upper primates section leader Pat Stevens
We describe the identification of a previously genetically uncharacterized species within the newly proposed Taeniid (Cestoda) genus Versteria (1), which caused fatal metacestode infection in a captive juvenile Bornean orangutan
It has been 10 years since we last had a baby Bornean orangutan
at the zoo but Iznee has been well worth the wait.
It suggests there may be fewer than 350,000 great apes left in the world and identifies the 100 most at-risk populations of gorillas, chimpanzee, bonobo and Sumatran and Bornean orangutan
THREE-year-old Bornean orangutan
, Sprout, turned into a right little monkey when it came to the task of counting her teeth.
The Sumatran orangutan remains critically endangered and the Bornean orangutan
is endangered largely because of logging and oil exploitation.
pitheci, first isolated from the blood of a Bornean orangutan
(5), and P.
Sprout, pictured, marked the day with treats from keepers and cuddles from her mum, Jazz.
There's Bornean orangutan
Sprout and mum Jazz, emperor tamarin Edwina and mother Muriel and a day old capybara, who keepers have named Pecan.
As recently as 1995, almost no detailed information was available on Bornean orangutan
distribution to guide habitat protection proposals (Rijksen et al.
The six-week-old Bornean Orangutan
was the newest addition to the zoo's Primate section.