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Male Orangutans Plan Trips A Day In Advance, Share Info With Mates
2013-09-12 09:31:50

New research from the University of Zurich reveals male orangutans as quite the travel planners. Not only do these primates set out their routes a day in advance, they also share these plans with their travel mates.

Orangutan Migration In Sumatra Vital For Genetic Diversity
2012-10-17 06:27:13

The Sumatran orangutan population is in decline, according to a new genetic study. However, researchers have identified critical corridors for dispersal migrations.

2011-10-20 22:41:48

Culture is not a trait that is unique to humans.

2008-08-14 16:41:06

You might know Rocky, one of the most media-exposed orangutans. Perhaps you saw him with Fergie in a spread for Elle magazine's July 2007 Music Issue.

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2008-04-16 15:50:00

Some primates have evolved big brains because their extra brainpower helps them live and reproduce longer, an advantage that outweighs the demands of extra years of growth and development they spend reaching adulthood, anthropologists from Duke University and the University of Zurich have concluded in a new study.


Word of the Day
donative
  • A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
The word 'donative' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to give'.
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