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2008-08-10 00:00:12

The natural world is truly extraordinary. Visit Living Coasts or Paignton Zoo Environmental Park and you'll be amazed by the sheer variety of plants and animals. Living Coasts, Torquay's coastal zoo and discovery centre, mixes birds of all shapes and sizes with some truly mysterious sea creatures.

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2008-07-17 14:25:00

Relocation of entertainment orangutans from Los Angeles area to Des Moines great ape facility draws praise from ape experts.

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2008-07-07 08:10:00

Orangutans could soon become the first great ape species to go extinct if urgent action is not taken, according to a new study.

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2008-06-25 18:30:00

Spain may be better known throughout the world for bull fighting than animal rights, but its parliament declared support on Wednesday for the right to life and freedom of the nation’s great apes.

2008-06-20 00:00:13

By Kumar Manish AHMEDABAD: Breakfast with an orangutan. Close encounter with a panda. No, you aren't on a jungle safari. It could all happen in apnu Amdavad, with plans afoot for a new zoo that would have animals not bound in cramped enclosures.

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2008-06-19 09:35:00

Apes can plan for their future needs just as we humans can – by using self-control and imagining future events.

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2008-03-18 10:30:00

A group of some 15 chimpanzees isolated in a pocket of Rwandan rain forest will have a greater range – and, thus, greater chances for survival – thanks to one of Africa’s most ambitious forest restoration and ecological research efforts ever.

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2008-03-14 00:00:00

Movie producers and advertisers have long relied on chimpanzees comically dressed as humans to entertain their audience, but scientists say the practice is bad for chimps not only as individuals but also as a species threatened with extinction.

2008-03-10 09:00:19

By Kanner, Melinda Abstract: The author explores the popular construction of primatology through an examination of the films Gorillas in the Mist (1988) and Instinct (1999).

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2008-02-12 14:10:00

Scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society and Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology have released the first known photographs of gorillas performing face-to-face copulation in the wild.


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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bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.