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.

Orangutan 'copies human speech'

Posted in Featured, Science on 28th Jul, 2016
by Alex Muller

That "other orangutans seem to be exhibiting equivalent vocal skills shows that Rocky is not a bizarre or abnormal individual"

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.

Tools and primates: Opportunity is the mother of invention

Posted in Featured, Science on 15th Nov, 2014
by Alex Muller

Whether you're a human being or an orangutan, tools can be a big help in getting what you need to survive.