Tag: "Borneo"

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New Research Finds Tree Dwelling Orangutans Tread on the Ground

Orangutans were, up till now, known to be mostly arboreal in nature, meaning they spend most of their time on tree tops swinging from branch to branch. But researchers in Borneo have found that the apes spend a lot of time walking on the ground too, changing the way conservation efforts might be planned for the apes in the future.

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Momma Orangutan Protectively Cradles Her Baby While Bounty Hunters Close in for the Kill

Over the last several years, many animals have stood on the brink of extinction. For homes for humans, food for humans, paper, chairs and everything else in existence, habitat homes for wildlife are depleting at alarming rates.

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Progress Threatening Borneo’s Orangutans

While humans reach the 7 million mark the number of many wild animals is plummeting in the opposite direction with numerous at the threshold of being extinct. One of these animals is the Orangutan of Borneo in Indonesia which is fast losing its natural habitat to man’s need for food and industrialization.

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Orangutans Catch Fish, even if they Cannot Swim

Orangutans cannot swim, but that has not prevented them from enjoying fishes for meals which they catch using their long limbs and a little assistance from sharp sticks. This has been found by anthropologist Anne Russon who spent over two years observing the animals.