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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.
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Nice Shot! An Orangutan's Hairy Climb
To get this once-in-a-lifetime shot, photographer Tim Laman needed ropes, ingenuity—and patience.
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Inside the Private Lives of Orangutans
Scientists are gaining vital insights into the red apes at a time when they face a precarious future.
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The Bittersweet Life Story of a Captive Orangutan
Rejected by her mother, Wattana had to learn from the humans around her.
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Orangutans Are More Like Us Than You Think
Tim Laman and Cheryl Knott, who have dedicated their lives to studying the great ape, talk about their new show on Nat Geo WILD.
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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