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August 26, 2018
Around half of all orangutans living on the Southeast Asian island of Borneo — nearly 150,000 in all — vanished during a recent 16-year period. The causes included logging, land clearance for agriculture and mining that destroyed their habitats, according to a study in Current Biologyreleased on Thursday. However, many orangutans also disappeared from more intact,...
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A study shows that different populations of the Southeast Asian ape display and transmit specific behaviors through generations in a way similar to human cultures. Populations of orangutans living in different jungle habitats develop and transmit distinct behaviors in a manner akin to human cultural transmission, according to a new Current Biology study that considered the effects...
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Orangutans nurse their young for up to eight years, longer than any other mammal, according to a study published this week (May 17) in Science Advances. To determine how long orangutans nursed their young, scientists assessed levels of barium, a trace element that is absorbed through maternal milk into offsprings’ teeth and bones. “This paper represents...
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