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The unique ability of orangutans to mirror facial expressions

It is quite unique amongst mammals to be able to quickly mirror the facial expressions of their own kind. Up until 2017 we did not know that other animal species than humans could signal to one other using facial expressions. Then a study, made by researchers from Germany and England, […]

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Forest survival lessons from orangutans

The Post-release Monitoring (PRM) teams that keep an eye on the orangutans in the rainforest learn many things from observing them. For example, they find out which fruits or leaves they can eat in the rainforest. We can learn so much from orangutans. The PRM teams that observes the released […]

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World leaders negotiate new goals for biodiversity

Today, the UN Biodiversity Summit COP15 kicked off. New global targets are to be negotiated for the next 10 years of work to reverse the decline of biodiversity. Global biodiversity is in crisis. Habitat loss, climate change and pollution has led to more than a million species of animals and […]

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Baby Orangutan Rescued

Baby Orangutan Rescued

A baby orangutan was rescued and brought to the Samboja Lestari Rehabilitation Centre on August 9. The rescued male orangutan is in quarantine and is after circumstances in good health. Just after midnight on 9 August, the wildlife rescue team from the Central Kalimantan Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) delivered […]

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New climate report from the UN highlights seriousness of climate crisis

The UN’s International Panel on Climate Change published a report on Monday, assessing the latest climate research. And it does not look good. Temperatures are rising faster than before, the sea levels are rising and extreme weather events are becoming more frequent. The IPCC report can be called the world’s […]

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Orangutans in Borneo lose muscle

New research: Orangutans in Borneo lost muscle during fruit shortage

A new study shows that the muscle mass of Bornean orangutans was significantly lower during periods when less fruit was available. Habitat destruction and threats connected to climate change makes the situation even more challenging.  Habitat loss is one of the biggest threats to the orangutans in Borneo, declared critically […]

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7 reasons why we should take care of the rainforests

Many unique species, such as the orangutan, can be found in Borneo’s magnificent rainforests. But the tropical rainforests around the world are not only home to thousands of species – they also have many important traits that are lost if the rainforests disappear. Here we take a look at a […]

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