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Wild orangutan caught dressing in T-shirt in Borneo (Video)

A wild orangutan was caught on video, casually donning a park ranger's T-shirt, by a wildlife photographer in Tanjung Putting National Park in Borneo. To the great amusement of onlookers she then tried to put on a Wellington boot,

World’s oldest reproductive orangutan in captivity dies in France

Nantes - Major, believed to be the world's oldest reproductive orang-utan in captivity has died at a zoo in western France, aged 50.

Tori the smoking Orangutan gives birth after butting out

Jakarta - Two months after Tori, the smoking orangutan was moved to an isolated island at the Solo Zoo in Indonesia to force her to quit the habit, she has given birth.

Rally against palm oil plantations in support of orangutans Special

Sydney - A rally was held against Malaysia’s attempt to promote the benefits of palm oil. Palm oil plantations result in the deforestation of orangutan habitat.

Smoking orangutan forced to butt out

Zoo officials at Taman Satwa Taru Jurug in Central Java are sending Tori the smoking orangutan to rehab so she can try to kick the habit.

School trials iPads in exams - apes try them out in a Miami zoo

Future schools might be using iPads to replace pen and paper exams. UK Cambridge International Examinations Board has piloted the idea in a mock exam. At the same time, orang-u-tans are using the touch screen device to aid communication in a US zoo.

Video: Four Paws saves orangutan mother and daughter in Borneo

Four paws, an animal rescue group based in Britain, recently saved a pregnant female orangutan and its daughter at the last minute from death, as knife-wielding bounty hunters closed in on the pair in Borneo.

Mely the orangutan freed from her chains after 15 years

A team from International Animal Rescue(IAR) in Indonesia have freed an orangutan that had been left chained to a balcony in Borneo.

Orangutans are more resilient than researchers thought

There is hope yet for the orangutan in forest plantations and sustainably logged forests. Selectively logged forests and timber plantations can serve as habitat for orangutans, and populations of the ape may be more resilient than previously believed.

Overweight orangutan put on diet

Wareham - An orangutan believed to be the fattest primate in Britain has been put on a diet and exercise program. At 100 kg (15 stone) Oshine weighs double her natural body weight.

Orangutan kickboxing sparks Thailand tourism, angers critics Special

Bangkok - Kickboxing may be Thailand's number one sport but orangutan boxing is fast becoming popular. Hundreds of spectators pay to see the apes beat each other with boxing gloves, while other apes in bikinis perform as round card girls and bell ringers.

A royal birthday celebration for Duchess on her 50th at zoo

Hundreds of visitors at the Phoenix Zoo helped Duchess the orangutan celebrate her 50th birthday with a fruit-filled ice cake and several choruses of “Happy Birthday.”

Malaysian PM wants orangutans to attract eco-tourists to mainland

While the Malaysian part of Borneo does have orangutan sanctuaries, mainland Malaysia does not. The PM now wants to have a new eco-tourism attraction built near the capital, but finds it difficult to get the necessary primates moved.

Orangutan prefers blondes with tattoos

Sibu the orangutan made the Dutch Zoo keepers angry by refusing to mate with other females orangutans and instead shows sexual interest with only tattooed human blondes. The keepers hope it will change its behavior soon.

Bored Orangutan Stripped Tourist Of Her Clothes

A French tourist was visiting a park in Malaysia's Semenggoh Wildlife Centre on the island of Borneo. While taking pictures of an orangutan that resides there, named Delima, the primate decided it was tired of being photographed and it wanted some fun.

Tiger and orangutan babies, enemies in jungle, playmates at Indonesia zoo

What do you get when you mix a pair of one month-old Sumatran tigers with a set of young orangutans? Why, playmates of course! At least that's what happened at the Indonesia Zoo.

Threat to species like orangutan, due to change in environment

Destruction of forest due to illegal logging has threatened the life of rare species like orangutan and others in south-east Asia.

Orangutan who needs a new man

It is enough to get anyone down – you have been dumped by your mate for another female and a lonely hearts ad has failed miserably.

Dad Orangutan Uses Brush to Name Baby

Zookeepers let a male orangutan pick the name for his offspring by marking one of two possible names with a paintbrush.
 

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Major celebrates his 49th birthday at Parc Zoologique de la Boissiere du Dore  Western France
Major celebrates his 49th birthday at Parc Zoologique de la Boissiere du Dore, Western France
Press Office, Parc Zoologique de la Boissiere du Dore, Loire-atlantique, France
An adult male orangutan on the Tarantang River  Central Kalimantan.
An adult male orangutan on the Tarantang River, Central Kalimantan.
Marc Dragiewicz
Two of Major s offspring  Joko and Becky at Parc Zoologique de la Boissiere du Dore
Two of Major's offspring, Joko and Becky at Parc Zoologique de la Boissiere du Dore
Press Office Parc Zoologique de la Boissiere du Dore, Loire-atlantique, France
Orangutans do not limit their tool use to foraging  displaying or nest-building activities. Wild ora...
Orangutans do not limit their tool use to foraging, displaying or nest-building activities. Wild orangutans (P. pygmaeus wurmbii) in Tuanan, Borneo, were reported to use tools in acoustic communication.
Wikipedia / young orangutan
The total number of Bornean orangutans is estimated to be less than 14% of what it was in the recent...
The total number of Bornean orangutans is estimated to be less than 14% of what it was in the recent past (from around 10,000 years ago until the middle of the twentieth century) and this sharp decline has occurred mostly over the past few decades due to human activities and development.
Tim Strater
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orangutan at Toronto Zoo
orangutan at Toronto Zoo
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Protesters outside the State Library of NSW.
Protesters outside the State Library of NSW.
The Bornean orangutan is endemic to the island of Borneo where it is present in the two Malaysian st...
The Bornean orangutan is endemic to the island of Borneo where it is present in the two Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak, as well as in three of the four Indonesian Provinces of Kalimantan.
Josh More
An orangutan was caught on video donning a park ranger s t-shirt
An orangutan was caught on video donning a park ranger's t-shirt
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Borneo orangutan  stranded on the last tree left in his rainforest home.
Borneo orangutan, stranded on the last tree left in his rainforest home.
Vimeo
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Tori the smoking Orangutan at the zoo in Central Java  Indonesia
Tori the smoking Orangutan at the zoo in Central Java, Indonesia
Center For Orangutan Protection
An orangutan is rescued from a bulldozed section of rainforest in Borneo  Indonesia.
An orangutan is rescued from a bulldozed section of rainforest in Borneo, Indonesia.
Rainforest Rescue