Blame chimps for your persistent back pain
Blame chimps for your persistent back pain

Persistent lower back pain could be the result of bones in your spine that share similarities in shape to non-human primates like chimpanzees and orangutans.

Greenpeace accuses P&G over Indonesian forest destruction

Environmental group Greenpeace today accused US consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble of responsibility for the destruction of Indonesian rain forests and the habitat of endangered orangutans and tigers.

Humans drove orangutans to leave trees for ground

Our male ancestors inspired orangutans to get down from the trees and spend more time on the ground to help them cope better with the forest degradation challenges, finds a study.

Humans may be blamed for orangutans spending more time on the ground than trees

Orangutans come down from the trees and spend more time on the ground than previously realized, and this behaviour may be partly influenced by man, according to a new study.

Orangutans plan their future just like humans

Researchers have claimed that Orangutans have become more like us when it comes to imagining their future.

Orangutans get iPads at US National Zoo

Orangutans at a US National Zoo have been given iPads and are now using 10 different musical, drawing and gaming apps to keep occupied.

Even chimps go through mid-life crisis

Chimpanzees and orangutans can experience a mid-life crisis just like humans, a study has found.

`Chimps, orangutans have human-like personalities`

Chimpanzees and orangutans have personalities “like people”, a new study has claimed.

Orangutans at Miami zoo use iPads to communicate

The 8-year-old twins love their iPad. They draw, play games and expand their vocabulary. Their family`s teenagers also like the hand-held computer tablets, too, but the clan`s elders show no interest.

Orangutans may `host ancient jumping genes`

Modern-day orangutans are host to ancient jumping genes dubbed Alu, which are over 16 million years old, according to a new study.

Orangutans are like free-runners!

Researchers claim that orangutans are actually the free-runners of the animal kingdom.

Our genome more closely related to orangutans than chimps

Some regions of our genomes are more alike than those of our closest living relative, the chimpanzee.

Our genome more closely related to orangutans than chimps

Some regions of our genomes are more alike than those of our closest living relative, the chimpanzee.

New research suggests orangutans not so solitary

A new research suggests that orangutans once lived in much higher densities.

Not only humans, `orangutans can act too`

Orangutans can act.In fact, they have
been caught on camera acting out their intentions and desires.

Orangutans use 40 gestures to communicate!

You may call it the ape lexicon,
but orangutans use 40 gestures to communicate, say scientists.

Orangutans can swim

The assumptions that Orangutans prefer to remain at bay from water seem to have fallen flat after a group was snapped getting wet for various reasons.

Orangutans struggle to survive as palm oil booms

Cinta, a baby orangutan found lost and alone in a vast Borneo palm oil plantation, now clings to a tree at a sanctuary for the great apes, staring intently at dozens of tourists.

How orangutans excel in moving through tree-tops

Movement through a complex meshwork of small branches at tree-top levels can be quite challenging for animals wanting to forage.