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Orangutans bite back

(PhysOrg.com) -- Life as a seed isn't easy: you need to be tough enough to deter all but the most muscular-jawed predators but no so hard that you can't germinate.

dateMay 27, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Racing against the Orangutan clock

For the last 18 years, Cheryl Knott of Boston University has been racing the clock. While she researches orangutans in the rainforests of Gunung Palung National Park in Borneo, the numbers of this magnificent ...

dateFeb 10, 2011 in Ecology
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Orangutan copy cats (w/ Video)

You know the saying "monkey see, monkey do?" How about "orangutan see, orangutan do?" If that holds true, the small orangutan peering over his mother's shoulder in an enclosure at Zoo Atlanta should learn ...

dateFeb 07, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Bridges built to help Borneo orangutans meet mates

(AP) -- Endangered orangutans on Borneo island are using fire hoses slung across rivers by humans to help them move around isolated forests to potentially meet new mates and boost the species' chances for ...

dateOct 18, 2010 in Ecology
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