Tag: "Orangutans"

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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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Apple Apes At Toronto Zoo

Pretty sure this isn’t what Steve Jobs had in mind when he introduced the iPad into the world, but he probably would approve nonetheless. The Toronto Zoo reports that they are close to acquiring an iPad for their Orangutans to use at their facility.

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Latest iPad Fans, Orangutans at the Milwaukee County Zoo!

Forget humans, it is the members of the ape world now who are in love with Apple’s iPad. A program still in its infancy at the Milwaukee County Zoo is introducing orangutans to the world of the iPad and two of the apes have already become glued to the smart device.

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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.