Dunston Checks in [VHS]
Directed by Ken Kwapis
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A five star hotel turns into a 3-ring circus when an orangutan named Dunston checks in. Jason Alexander and Faye Dunaway star in this hilarious romp about an orangutan who gets loose in the...Read Full Story
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s Stephanie Spehar recently traveled to the East Kalimantan region of Borneo where she helped compile research that showed orangutans spend more time on the ground than what was previously known of these “king of the swingers.”
Spehar is working with Brent Loken from Simon Fraser University.
This sort of research is not new to Spehar, who is the anthropology assistant professor at UW Oshkosh, as she, along with UWO student Eric Fell, found one of the rarest...Read Full Story
Support the iconic yet critically endangered orangutans on 19 August 2013, which has been designated as an international awareness day of these intriguing Asian primates.
Native to just two countries in Asia: Indonesia and Malaysia, with the two regions of Borneo and Sumatra, the persistent destruction of the orangutans’ lowland forest habitats has led to a critical drop in the animal’s population. The forests are cut down to provide timber or burned to allow for the production of palm oil...Read Full Story
He was burned alive for doing what any living species does every day: fight to survive.
The image of a burned orangutan has become the face of a movement to stop the deforestation of rainforests that are home to one of the most endangered species on the planet – the orangutan.
Every day, roughly three football fields-worth of rain forest is destroyed on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra, islands that house the endangered Bornean orangutan (roughly 54,000 remain), and the critically...Read Full Story
Cruel ape fight club exposed Dressed in garish shorts and boxing gloves, orangutans trade punches and spin-kick each other in a boxing ring.Horrifying footage shows cheering tourists drawn to the barbaric sport at a theme park called Safari World on the outskirts of Bangkok in Thailand.The same company was banned from doing exactly the same thing just six years ago.While an orangutan pretends to be knocked out of the boxing ring, others, dressed in bikinis are trained as round card girls and...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.