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2015-04-09 23:00:50

Two cardiologists with Sentara Heart Hospital volunteer to screen orangutans' hearts at the Virginia Zoo. NORFOLK, VA (PRWEB) April 09, 2015 Orangutans

2015-03-31 16:24:44

Conservation project will protect over 200,000 acres of rainforest habitat in Indonesia for Sumatran Tigers, Orangutans and Elephants WARRENTON, Va., March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/

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2015-03-21 12:07:18

By cupping their hands to their mouths, orangutans have discovered that they can sound bigger and badder to fake out their mortal enemies.

2015-02-24 12:21:53

Home to the most sophisticated and only tool using orangutan culture on earth NEW YORK, Feb.

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2015-01-10 13:29:43

An orangutan held in an Argentine zoo is a “non-human person” who has been unlawfully deprived of her freedom, ruled an appeals court in that country in December.

Need For Vegetable Oil Means Trouble For Africa's Great Apes
2014-07-11 03:00:36

The vegetable oil found in your popcorn or soap might not be ape friendly, and the situation appears likely to get even worse

2014-06-13 23:03:32

LEO Zoological Conservation Center, Veterinarians and Dr.

2014-06-03 23:17:00

Artists of All Ages Asked to Answer the Call of the Wild – Through Art, Fashion and Photography - Opportunity to Win Cash Prizes and Inclusion in Special Exhibit in Miami, Florida

2014-04-18 23:04:27

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Bornean Orangutans Coming Down From The Trees
2014-02-14 05:10:36

Orangutans have always been seen as tree dwellers, but the latest study from researchers at the University of Leicester says these apes are coming down from their castles more often than scientists knew.


Latest Orangutan Reference Libraries

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2007-01-19 14:51:36

The Sumatran Tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae) is found only on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The wild population is estimated at between 400 and 500 animals, occurring predominantly in the island's national parks. Recent genetic testing has revealed the presence of unique genetic markers. They indicate that it may develop into a separate species, if it is not made extinct. This has led to suggestions that the Sumatran Tiger should have greater priority for conservation than any other...

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2007-01-02 10:57:36

The Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii) is the least common of the two species of orangutans. It lives on the Sumatra island of Indonesia. They are smaller than the Bornean orangutan. Baby Sumatran orangutans are often poached as highly prized Zoo Inhabitants. The poachers often kill the baby's mother for no apparent reason. The Sumatran Orangutan is only found north of Lake Toba.

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2007-01-02 10:54:19

The Bornean orangutan, Pongo pygmaeus is a species of orangutan native to the island of Borneo. It is slightly larger than the other species of orangutan, the Sumatran orangutan. The Bornean orangutan is more common than the Sumatran, with about 45,000 individuals existing in the wild. There are only about 7,500 of the Sumatran species left in the wild. Orangutans are becoming increasingly endangered due to habitat destruction. Many orangutans are killed so that their babies can be captured...

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