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.
Researchers consider ancestry of recent fossil finds
(PhysOrg.com) -- Someday a future intelligent organism could sweep away a million years of dust and find the bones of a Homo sapiens and wonder what he was.
Malaysian experiment releases 3 orangutans in wild
(AP) -- Malaysian researchers are testing whether three young orangutans reared in captivity can adapt to life in the wild outside Borneo, while activists insisted Wednesday the experiment was a flawed way ...
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 ...
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 ...
Genetic archaeology finds parts of our genome more closely related to orangutans than chimps
In a study published online today in Genome Research, in coordination with the publication of the orangutan genome sequence, scientists have presented the surprising finding that although orangutans and humans are more d ...
Genome sequenced: Orangutan DNA more diverse than human's, remarkably stable through the ages (w/ Video)
Among great apes, orangutans are humans' most distant cousins. These tree dwellers sport a coat of fine reddish hair and have long been endangered in their native habitats in the rainforests of Sumatra and ...
Unique orangutan reintroduction project under imminent threat
A Sumatran rainforest named a global priority for tigers and home to a unique orangutan rescue project is targeted for clearcutting by one of the world's largest paper suppliers.
Orangutans count on stats for survival
Orangutans threatened with extinction could be brought back from the brink with help from a Queensland University of Technology (QUT) statistician.
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 ...
German scientists discover rare ape species in Asia
German scientists said on Tuesday they had discovered a new rare and endangered ape species in the tropical rainforests between Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia by its distinctive song.
New research suggests orangutans not so solitary
(AP) -- When British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace arrived in Borneo's jungles 150 years ago, one of his great hopes was to see orangutans. Even he was surprised at his success, spotting the red apes feeding ...
Couch potatoes of the animal kingdom
Pass the chips and hand over the remote.
Signal like you mean it: New study shows orangutan gestures carry specific intentional meanings
Great ape gestures have intentional meaning and are made with the expectation of specific behavioral responses, according to Erica Cartmill and Richard Byrne from the University of St. Andrews in the UK. The ...