Newly discovered orangutan species is 'among the most threatened great apes in the world'

Posted in Science on 4th Nov, 2017
by Alex Muller

Unfortunately, the researchers say, there are only about 800 Tapanuli orangutans left.

Orangutan squeaks reveal language evolution, says study

Posted in Science on 9th Feb, 2017
by Alex Muller

Scientists who spent years listening to the communication calls of Orangutans say their eavesdropping has shed light on the origin of human language.

Four out of six great apes one step away from extinction, experts say

Posted in Science on 6th Sep, 2016
by Alex Muller

Four out of six great ape species are now Critically Endangered with the remaining two also under considerable threat of extinction.

Orangutan population up but threats remain

Posted in Featured, Science on 6th Mar, 2016
by Alex Muller

Orangutans are the world's largest tree-climbing mammal - and Asia's only great ape.

Compared with other primates, human sleep is short and deep

Posted in Featured, Science on 19th Dec, 2015
by Alex Muller

This unusual sleep pattern may have helped give rise to our powerful minds.