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Orangutans News

Orangutans announce travel plans a day before leaving

A new study shows that wild orangutans not only plan their travel routes in advance, but let others know about their trip ahead of time as well.

Orangutans — Victims of 'sustainable' palm oil in Indonesia

Bumitama Gunajaya Agro (BGA), a palm oil company, have completely destroyed the rainforest for miles around in this area of Borneo, Indonesia. Sitting on top of what is left of the last tree, an orangutan looks helplessly on.

Aceh Governor's logging proposal could exterminate iconic species

Banda Aceh - Already decimated by illegal palm oil corporations, a proposed new spatial plan by the Aceh government would reduce total forest cover by about a quarter. The plan says conservation groups, could force 'charismatic species' into extinction.

Op-Ed: Malaysia sacrifices its rare pygmy elephants for palm oil

Rangers of the Gunung Rara Forest Reserve were shocked to find a baby elephant, trying in vain to wake its mother, who had been poisoned along with 13 other elephants, all part of the same herd.

Apes go bananas for Apple's iPad

Toronto - Mother and son orangutans at the Toronto Zoo are loving their new iPads; playing games, watching videos and even using Skype with other orangutans.

Tech-savvy orangutans at Miami Zoo use iPad to communicate

Miami - An orangutan clan at the Miami Zoo shows amazing interest in iPad and the family's teenagers just can't have enough of it, while the elders show no interest at all.

Global calls urge Indonesia to enforce the law and save red apes

Banda Aceh - A global day of action from seven countries around the world asked Indonesian President SBY, to publicly side with international calls to enforce the law in the Tripa Peat Swamp Forest and take a stand against illegal forest destruction.

Op-Ed: Outrage as palm oil companies exterminate hundreds of orang-utans

Banda Aceh - Devastating fires deliberately set by palm oil companies in Indonesia may have killed hundreds of Sumatran orang-utans. And the land grab means the creatures may have only weeks or a few months, before disappearing forever.

Struggle for survival between Borneos and orangutans for food

On November 4, 2011, the world reverberated with shock news about the death of 691 orangutans, slaughtered by starving villagers in the rain forests of Kalimatan, Borneulo. A resulting study involved about 7,000 natives in 698 villages.

Jungle animals take over Edinburgh Special

Edinburgh - Scotland's capital city has found itself over run with jungle animals in recent days. Don't worry though, they haven't escaped from the zoo.

Nestle agrees with Greenpeace on palm oil, drops key supplier

Palm oil has turned into a lucrative agricultural product for Indonesia, but the controversial crop has meant the destruction of rainforest and the homes of Orangutans.

Tree Computer To Help Orangutans Learn

Zoo Atlanta is using 21st century techniques to study the way orangutans think and learn.

Smuggled Orangutans Arrive in Indonesia

48 smuggled orangutans forced to box each other in Thai amusement park arrive safely in Indonesia
 

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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
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Screen shot from youtube video
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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
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Two of Major s offspring  Joko and Becky at Parc Zoologique de la Boissiere du Dore  western France
Two of Major's offspring, Joko and Becky at Parc Zoologique de la Boissiere du Dore, western France
Press Office, Parc Zoologique de la Boissiere du Dore, Loire-atlantique, France
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