Orangutan

Chantek – One of the first apes to learn sign language dies at 39

Chantek – One of the first apes to learn sign language dies at 39

Orangutans are considered geriatric after the age of about 35.

Aug 08, 2017, 18:11 PM IST

Health improving for rescued albino orangutan in Indonesia

The pale-haired, blue-eyed female was rescued after being held captive by local residents in Central Kalimantan, where rampant deforestation has endangered the lives and habitats of dozens of species.

May 10, 2017, 18:16 PM IST
Orangutan "kiss squeaks" unveil how human language evolved

Orangutan "kiss squeaks" unveil how human language evolved

They found that the animals embedded several different bits of information in their squeaks.

Feb 10, 2017, 00:42 AM IST
Orangutan becomes emotional when pregnant woman shows him her baby bump – Watch incredible video

Orangutan becomes emotional when pregnant woman shows him her baby bump – Watch incredible video

A large orangutan was seen caressing the baby bump of a pregnant woman - over the glass.

Jan 10, 2017, 13:47 PM IST

Baby orangutan entertains visitors to Czech zoo

Baby Cantik, whose sex has yet to be determined but keepers believe is female, was born at the Usti nad Labem zoo last month, the fifth child of mother Nuninka, with whom she was seen playing on Tuesday.

Jan 04, 2017, 20:30 PM IST
At 60, is this orangutan the world's oldest?

At 60, is this orangutan the world's oldest?

Puan, celebrated her 60th birthday on Thursday with a birthday breakfast of rambutans from her childhood home in Malaysia, reported Perth zoo spokeswoman Danielle Henry.

Oct 27, 2016, 13:40 PM IST
Music-loving ape releases debut single for World Orangutan Day

Music-loving ape releases debut single for World Orangutan Day

Kluet, a 20-year Sumatran orangutan from the Adelaide Zoo, composed his first song, titled "Give me a Klue", Xinhua news agency reported.

Aug 19, 2016, 08:50 AM IST
Rocky, the Orangutan, mimics human sounds – Watch it to believe it

Rocky, the Orangutan, mimics human sounds – Watch it to believe it

Rocky, the Orangutan, from his home at the Indianapolis Zoo, has very effortlessly imitated sounds changing the pitch and tone to imitate the researcher.

Jul 28, 2016, 10:56 AM IST
Watch: Orangutan giving birth captured on film for the first time!

Watch: Orangutan giving birth captured on film for the first time!

For the first time, a footage of an orangutan giving birth has been captured on film and it's one of the most beautiful videos.

Mar 04, 2016, 11:55 AM IST

Man convicted over orangutan, tiger skulls in Australia

A man was Friday convicted on 24 charges of possessing illegal wildlife products, including orangutan and tiger skulls, following the biggest seizure of such items in Australian history.

May 02, 2014, 10:23 AM IST

Why orangutans spend most of their lives in trees

Researchers used human street athletes as models for orangutans to measure the energy required to navigate a forest using different strategies and found it pays to stay up in the trees.

Jul 05, 2012, 14:12 PM IST

Orangutans in Indonesia`s Aceh forest may die out

Forest fires and land clearing by palm oil firms could kill off within weeks about 200 orangutans in a forest in western Indonesia, an environmental group said on Wednesday.

Mar 28, 2012, 19:50 PM IST