orangutans

Scientists discover new species of orangutans, but they are already endangered

Scientists discover new species of orangutans, but they are already endangered

The researchers say the population is highly vulnerable and its habitat is facing further pressure from development.

Nov 03, 2017, 12:55 PM IST
Tinder for Orangutans: Dutch zoo to help female choose her 'Mr Right' on tablet!

Tinder for Orangutans: Dutch zoo to help female choose her 'Mr Right' on tablet!

This move is a part of a four-year experiment called 'Tinder for Orangutans'.

Jan 31, 2017, 23:04 PM IST
 Hilarious! How this chimp reacts on seeing a man in King Kong suit- Must Watch

Hilarious! How this chimp reacts on seeing a man in King Kong suit- Must Watch

Something of similar sort has been experimented by researchers when they made a person wear a King Kong suit and recorded a chimp's reaction, with another human actor participating in the act.

Oct 14, 2016, 14:50 PM IST
Apes may also understand what others are thinking

Apes may also understand what others are thinking

To explore whether apes can also read minds, researchers studied three different species of apes -- chimpanzees, bonobos and orangutans -- as they watched two short videos, tracking their gaze using an infrared eye-tracker installed outside these animals' enclosures.

Oct 12, 2016, 11:36 AM IST
Australian researchers to develop video games for orangutans

Australian researchers to develop video games for orangutans

 Australian researchers are set to develop more customized video games for orangutans in the Melbourne Zoo to play with, following the success of the world's first interactive study which aimed to entertain and stimulate the animals.

Jul 19, 2016, 11:08 AM IST
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.

Apr 27, 2015, 15:20 PM IST

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.

Feb 26, 2014, 21:18 PM IST

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.

Feb 15, 2014, 14:05 PM IST

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.

Feb 14, 2014, 12:13 PM IST

Orangutans plan their future just like humans

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

Sep 12, 2013, 11:14 AM IST

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.

Jan 23, 2013, 22:47 PM IST

Even chimps go through mid-life crisis

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

Nov 20, 2012, 11:41 AM IST

`Chimps, orangutans have human-like personalities`

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

May 25, 2012, 10:24 AM IST

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.

May 09, 2012, 15:56 PM IST

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.

May 08, 2012, 19:57 PM IST

Orangutans are like free-runners!

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

Feb 26, 2012, 15:57 PM IST

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.

Jan 27, 2011, 14:26 PM IST

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.

Jan 27, 2011, 00:00 AM IST

New research suggests orangutans not so solitary

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

Aug 13, 2010, 09:17 AM IST

Not only humans, `orangutans can act too`

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

Aug 11, 2010, 15:43 PM IST