Orangutan Grabbed a Woman—Here's the Likely Reason Why loading...
Orangutan Grabbed a Woman—Here's the Likely Reason Why
On a tour through the Sumatran rainforest, a woman was briefly held hostage by an orangutan that refused to let go of her wrist.
Extremely Rare Albino Orangutan Found in Indonesia loading...
Extremely Rare Albino Orangutan Found in Indonesia
The foundation nursing the primate back to health says they have never taken care of an albino orangutan and cannot find others like it in the wild.
Orangutans Nurse For a Record-Breaking Amount of Time loading...
Orangutans Nurse For a Record-Breaking Amount of Time
The Southeast Asian apes suckle for longer than any other primate on Earth, a new study says.
Meet the Teddy Bears That Live in Trees loading...
Meet the Teddy Bears That Live in Trees
Beyond birds and squirrels, there are many unique—and surprising—animals that spend their lives aloft.
3 New Snakes Found, One Named for Underworld Monster loading...
3 New Snakes Found, One Named for Underworld Monster
The newfound species add to Earth's most diverse snake genus—and one of them is already critically endangered.
Nice Shot! An Orangutan's Hairy Climb loading...
Nice Shot! An Orangutan's Hairy Climb
To get this once-in-a-lifetime shot, photographer Tim Laman needed ropes, ingenuity—and patience.
About Orangutan

Orangutans are among the most intelligent primates; they use a variety of sophisticated tools and construct elaborate sleeping nests each night from branches and foliage. The apes have been extensively studied for their learning abilities. There may even be distinctive cultures within populations.

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