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2014-10-22 23:09:37

Climate scientists, high-profile television, film and theatrical works, and ethical business honored with Pongo Environmental Award at Orang Utan Republik Foundation's Annual Fundraiser. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Actor and activist Ed Begley, Jr. joined leading environmentalists, animal rights activists, and NASA’s climate scientists in Beverly Hills on Sunday, October 19th for the Orang Utan Republik Foundation’s (OURF) annual fundraiser and 2014 Pongo...

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2014-07-18 03:45:37

ARC CoE for Environmental Decisions (CEED) Protecting the forest homes of orangutans is the most cost-effective way of boosting the great apes’ chances of survival in the long-run, international scientists have found. New research at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED) has established the best strategies for maintaining orangutan populations for more than 20 years on a limited budget. “The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has...

Understanding Orangutans Through Eye Movement
2012-11-28 12:28:43

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A neuroscientist specializing in cognitive and sensory systems research is using eye tracking equipment on orangutans to better understand visual cognition of humans and apes, and also help provide a better life for captive bred animals. Dr Neil Mennie, from The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC), is using the specially adapted equipment to study the eye movements of Tsunami, a seven year old orangutan at The National Zoo...

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

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Sumatran orangutan population is in decline, according to a new genetic study. However, researchers have identified critical corridors for dispersal migrations. If these migrations are protected, they can help maintain genetic diversity to aid in the species' conservation. The Sumatran is one of two species of orangutan, and is designated as "critically endangered" by the IUCN Red List. The orangutan once roamed the entire island...

Sumatran Elephant May Be Extinct In 30 Years
2012-01-24 13:08:04

The Worldwide Wildlife Fund (WWF) said on Tuesday that the Sumatran elephant could be extinct in the wild in the next 30 years. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) raised its listing of the Sumatran elephant subspecies from "endangered" to "critically endangered". "The Sumatran elephant joins a growing list of Indonesian species that are critically endangered, including the Sumatran orangutan, the Javan and Sumatran rhinos and the Sumatran tiger," Carlos Drews,...

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2009-11-26 07:20:00

Veterinarians have been tracking three orangutans they implanted with tiny transmitters as part of efforts to protect the endangered primates once they reintroduce them to the wild, a Malaysian official said Monday. French and Austrian veterinarians worked with the Wildlife Department in eastern Sabah state on Borneo island to implant specially designed coin-sized transmitters in the necks of the orangutans for the first time ever in September, said Senthilvel Nathan, the department's chief...

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2009-07-29 05:40:00

Scientists studied how Sumatran orangutans are able to swing from branches that appear too weak to handle their weight. They believe their findings will help their fight for survival.  A research team from Birmingham, U.K. says the animals use their hands and feet to move through the canopy in a unique way compared to other primates. The research is published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The population of Sumatran orangutans is on the decline, and now at risk...

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2009-05-31 11:25:00

A Malaysian orangutan sanctuary has come under fire from environmentalists. The location under the microscope is Orangutan Island in Malaysia's north, billed as the world's only treatment and preservation facility for the endangered mammals. Care that has been abundantly given to the animals, provided by a staff of seven nurses, is lost on environmentalists who insist that this is hurting instead of helping the orangutans. The owners of the 35-acre island say the goal of the facility is...

2009-04-13 13:04:27

A U.S. environmental organization said it has discovered a new and significant population of the rarest primates on Earth -- Bornean orangutans. A Nature Conservancy field team said although the exact number of orangutans found in a nearly inaccessible part of Borneo is still undetermined, it is believed a medium density of the primates exists in the 2-million-acre forested area in the Sangkulirant mountains. This is some welcome news on a generally gloomy conservation agenda, the...

2009-03-22 15:38:49

Tonda, a Sumatran orangutan at ZooWorld, has died at the Panama City Beach, Fla., tourist venue at the age of 50, a zoo official says. Zoo World education director Stephanie Willard said the popular orangutan, whose name is short for Tondaleyo, died in her sleep at an old age for the species, the Panama City (Fla.) News Herald reported Saturday. She was an older lady, and we have been keeping a close eye on her, Willard said prior to Tonda's death Friday. Tonda had represented the oldest...


Latest Sumatran 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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