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Orangutans Are Our Closest Relatives But We Are Neglecting Them?
Once a month award-winning National Geographic photographer Jayaprakash Bojan boards a friend’s houseboat and putt-putts down the Sekonyer River which wends its way through the Tanjung Puting National Park in Kalimantan.
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A Rare Look at the Secret Life of Orangutans
As part of National Geographic's short film showcase
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.
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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.
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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