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Greenpeace accuses P&G over Indonesian forest destruction

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 21:18

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

Last Updated: Saturday, February 15, 2014, 14:05

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

Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014, 12:13

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

Last Updated: Thursday, September 12, 2013, 11:14

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

Orangutans get iPads at US National Zoo

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 22:47

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

`Chimps, orangutans have human-like personalities`

Last Updated: Friday, May 25, 2012, 10:24

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

Orangutans put off puberty to build up strength

Last Updated: Monday, May 21, 2012, 11:50

Male orangutans are ready for reproduction around the age of 15 but they also need to develop secondary sexual characteristics in order to attract a female.

Orangutans at Miami zoo use iPads to communicate

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 09, 2012, 15:56

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`

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 08, 2012, 19:57

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

Eco-tourism can stress wild orangutans

Last Updated: Monday, March 19, 2012, 12:53

Wild orangutans can become stressed in the presence of eco-tourists over time.

Orangutans are like free-runners!

Last Updated: Sunday, February 26, 2012, 15:57

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

Palm oil business killing orangutans: French filmmaker

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 02, 2011, 12:42

China, Europe and India are fuelling the high demand for palm oil, in turn leading to the rapid destruction of rainforests and the rampant killing of orangutans in Indonesia, says renowned French wildlife filmmaker Patrick Rouxel.