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Chimpanzees are famous for their aptitude in mimicking human behavior. Now scientists have announced that baby chimpsâ€™ mental development may be more advanced than human infants.
The rapid pace of deforestation has triggered a series of so-called human-animal conflicts in Indonesia.
Scientists have discovered that orangutans can help each other get food by trading tokens, but only if the help is mutual.
An orangutanâ€™s spontaneous whistling is providing scientists at Great Ape Trust of Iowa new insights into the evolution of speech and learning.
The head of Europe's environmental organization wants to put a stop to the laboratory testing on humanityâ€™s closest relatives: chimpanzees, gorillas, bonobos and orangutans.
Logging companies have their eye on new US legislation that intends to stop illegal logging in an effort to save the worldâ€™s forests.
During the World Conservation Congress, Indonesian authorities and the conservation group WWF agreed to a deal that aims to end the loss of forests and species in Sumatra.
The Indonesian government and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) today announced a bold commitment to protect the remaining forests and critical ecosystems of Sumatra, an Indonesian island that holds some of the world's most diverse - and endangered - forests.
By Joniston Bangkuai KOTA KINABALU: Nature lovers can see some of Borneo's most endangered animals in their natural habitats on a special tour package.
By ALLAN TUDOR 'AN innovation in tourism' has been launched at Paignton Zoo, it is being claimed. Visitors can now get a free personal tour from their very own animal expert.
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...
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.
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...
- The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
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