Seeing the world through the eyes of an Orangutan
She is a captive bred Sumatran orangutan. He is a neuroscientist specialising in cognitive and sensory systems research. With the help of specially adapted eye tracking equipment they are hoping to explain ...
Study finds great apes can experience a 'midlife crisis' similar to humans
Chimpanzees and orangutans can experience a midlife crisis just like humans, a study suggests.
Orangutan's chemotherapy treatment for cancer ends
(AP)—The medical team for an 8-year-old orangutan with cancer in Miami says she no longer needs to undergo chemotherapy.
Borneo orangutan was shot over 100 times with airgun
An endangered orangutan on Borneo island has survived after being shot more than 100 times with an air rifle, Indonesian officials said on Thursday.
Great apes, small numbers
Sumatran orangutans have undergone a substantial recent population decline, according to a new genetic study, but the same research revealed the existence of critical corridors for dispersal migrations that, ...
Sumatran orangutan rescued in western Indonesia
(AP)—A conservationist group says a Sumatran orangutan has been rescued from an isolated area of forest in western Indonesia.
Smoking Indonesian orangutan gives birth
An orangutan famous for puffing on cigarettes gave birth this week at an Indonesian zoo, an official said on Friday, in a rare event giving a boon to the critically endangered species.
Oldest reproductive orangutan dies in France
A Sumatran orangutan believed to be the oldest reproductive specimen in captivity has died at a zoo in western France, a few weeks after celebrating his 50th birthday.
Wildlife Conservation Society releases list of Asian species at the conservation crossroads
Will the tiger go the way of the passenger pigeon or be saved from extinction like the American bison?
Surgery allows blind orangutan to see her babies
(AP)—A formerly blind Sumatran orangutan can see her baby twins for the first time after undergoing cataract surgery in the first such operation in Indonesia.
New Research Investigates How Diseases Spread in Primates
A new international study has investigated how diseases are shared among species of primates with a view to predicting what diseases may emerge in humans in the future. The findings aim to help in the fight against these ...
Indonesian zoo moves orangutan to stop her smoking
(AP) Indonesian zookeepers have moved an orangutan out of visitors' sight so she'll no longer smoke lit cigarettes people regularly throw into her cage.
Oldest reproductive orangutan celebrates 50th birthday
A Sumatran orangutan believed to be the oldest reproductive specimen in captivity celebrated his 50th birthday Tuesday at a zoo in western France.
Indonesia to help smoking orangutan kick the habit
(AP) Tori is a teenager with a bad habit. The 15-year-old orangutan has been smoking cigarettes at an Indonesian zoo for a decade, but she's about to go cold turkey.