Great Apes Love to Spin Around—Here's Why
A recent study suggests that apes, like humans, seek out altered mental states
These Ecologists Borrowed Tricks From Astrophysicists to Count Endangered Orangutans
The thermal-imaging expertise of astronomers helped researchers find the great apes in the hot, humid jungles of Borneo
An Orangutan Was Shot 74 Times. She Survived.
Dubbed ‘Hope,’ the orangutan was blinded by gunshots to her eyes. She also sustained bone fractures and had been stabbed with a sharp tool.
Orangutans Are the Only Non-Human Primates Capable of ‘Talking’ About the Past
Mothers waited several minutes before alerting offspring to potential predators, pointing toward capacity for displaced referencing
Found: A New Species of Orangutan
But it's thought to be already critically endangered
Wild Orangutans Can Breastfeed for Over Eight Years
The primates take a while to wean their young
UPDATE: Meet the National Zoo's Latest Bouncing Baby—an Orangutan (New Video)
A historical birth of a male Bornean orangutan, the first in 25 years, took place in Washington, D.C.
Learn the Secrets of Ape’s Sleeping Habits
Apes sleep better and longer than other primates
One Orangutan Has Learned to Sound Just Like Us
This defies scientists’ former assumption that great apes just couldn’t learn new calls