All posts tagged with orangutans

Orangutan dynamics of Borneo

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Bornean and Sumatran orangutans are the most highly divergent subspecies within any of the living species of great apes. The two farther apart even than chim...

Mailbag: Parallel knuckle-walkers

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Regarding convergent evolution in the great apes, I thought it was well demonstrated that knuckle walking was convergent, because the mechanisms for spinal s...

Swimming orangutans

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New Scientist is running a gallery of orangutans interacting in water. These are orphaned orangutans that were relocated to an island and have since been obs...

Orangutan facts

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Current Biology has a Q and A with orangutan researcher Anne Russon. It’s a good discussion to freshen one’s knowledge of orangutan behavior. Here’s an inter...

Videos of the week

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I’ve been sent two videos this week by several readers. I post them here together – I’ve never embedded video before, and after some experimentation I didn’t...

A Neanderthal droog?

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The Telegraph has a Roger Highfield article about those zany Neanderthals.

Sinking ape subspecies

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In a less recognized article in Current Biology, Fischer et al. (2006) report on the genetic diversity of ape subspecies.

Genetics of orangutan demographic collapse

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I'm reading a new paper by Benoit Goossens and colleagues (2006) in PLoS Biology, called "Genetic signature of anthropogenic population collapse in orang-ut...

Carel van Schaik interview in Times

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Nice interview touching on Carel van Schaik's new book, Among Orangutans : Red Apes and the Rise of Human Culture. Much on van Schaik's observations of oran...