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Synonyms for orangutan

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

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We've known for some time that orangutans use the ground to travel and search for food, but the influence of anthropogenic disturbances in driving this behaviour has been unclear.
In previous studies, captive orangutans have demonstrated their ability to remember the past and anticipate the future.
Orangutans suffer from deforestation for palm oil plantations.
Anthropologists at the University of Zurich have found that not only captive, but also wild-living orangutans make use of their planning ability.
Summary: An obese orangutan has been put on a strict diet by Malaysian wildlife authorities after .
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.
In the reserve, the orangutans can live as nature intended them to, swinging through trees, playing with one another, foraging, sleeping and interacting – all without fear of intimidation, stress and brutality.
Currently in more than 10 zoos worldwide, the program matches donated iPads with zookeepers, who then spend time with orangutans on the device playing games, drawing digital pictures or viewing pictures of other animals.
Sumatran Orangutan Society director Helen Buckland said: "The company knows there are orangutans on their land, the estate manager has even joined the team on rescues, yet the bulldozers continue to tear down the last trees.
That center, with 50 rescued orangutans, is at capacity, and does not have rehabilitation facilities.
How did the idea of giving iPads to orangutans come about?
The orangutans at Miami's Jungle Island apparently are just like people when it comes to technology.
These killing rates are higher than previously thought and are high enough to pose a serious threat to the continued existence of orangutans in Kalimantan.
AN INTREPID Stockton woman will be battling a debilitating health condition to trek the jungles of Borneo and see endangered orangutans.
Homeless, hungry orangutans driven out of the forest by loggers are shot, hacked to death and even set on fire by villagers who see them as pests who destroy their crops.