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Thailand returns rescued orangutans to Indonesia

A group of smuggled orangutans arrived in Indonesia from Thailand on Thursday, following years of diplomatic wrangling over who will care for them after the majority were discovered abandoned on a roadside.

dateNov 12, 2015 in Ecology
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Endangered orangutans face a new threat

The loss of habitats is the greatest threat to the endangered orangutans, and now a new study says their existence could be further jeopardized if conservation efforts don't include reintroducing these great apes into natural ...

dateOct 14, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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New census critical for mountain gorillas in Virunga

A new census of mountain gorillas in the Virunga Massif will help gauge the impact of conservation work in the area and play a vital role in guiding future efforts to safeguard the critically endangered great ape and its ...

dateOct 07, 2015 in Ecology
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Apes know a good thriller when they see one

Remember the scene in the classic movie Alien, when that creepiest of creatures bursts out of John Hurt's belly as he writhes in pain? Well, according to a study reported in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on September ...

dateSep 17, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Shouldering the burden of evolution

As early humans increasingly left forests and utilized tools, they took an evolutionary step away from apes. But what this last common ancestor with apes looked like has remained unclear. A new study led by researchers at ...

dateSep 08, 2015 in Archaeology & Fossils
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