Getty Images It was a hot day at Tokyo's Tama Zoo, and one smart orangutan at the park washed its face and cooled down with a washcloth -- just like a human. The intelligent primate then became a YouTube star. The orangutan dips its washcloth in water then pats the cloth on its face and upper body to cool down -- then even mops up the droplets of water afterward. Its smaller friend closely watches to see how it's done.People speculate that the fuzzy orange creature learned the behavior...Read Full Story
Sophia, a twenty-seven-year-old Bornean orangutan, holds her newborn in her enclosure at Brookfield Zoo October 23, 2008 in Brookfield, Illinois. The female infant, which was born October 6, is one of only two orangutan births expected in North American zoos this year. There are an estimated 61,000 orangutans remaining in the wild, a 50 percent decline since 1990. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images North America)Baby animals are cute. No one is arguing that. But all babeh animalz are not...Read Full Story
Study Orangutans and read about research into Orangutan behavior, habitat protection, and biology research into Orangutan populations. There are very few remaining populations of Orangutans in the wild.