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World's oldest Sumatran orangutan dies aged 62

Puan -- Indonesian for "lady" -- died on Monday at Perth Zoo, where she had lived since being gifted by Malaysia in 1968.

19 Jun 2018 10:19 AM

World's rarest ape on the edge of extinction

Fewer than 800 members of Tapanuli Orangutan survive and they are constantly under assault from man-made sources.

04 May 2018 4:48 PM

Viral footage shows orangutan smoking cigarette in zoo

The images of 22-year-old Bornean orangutan Ozon at the zoo in Bandung, about 150 kilometres (93 miles) southeast of Jakarta, went viral.

08 Mar 2018 7:03 PM

Orangutan population plunging at alarming rate in Indonesia

Finding is in line with International Union for Conservation of Nature's 2016 designation of Borneo's orangutans as critically endangered.

16 Feb 2018 10:54 AM

New species of orangutans discovered

Their numbers are so small, and their habitat so fragmented, that they are in danger of going extinct, say the scientists who studied them.

03 Nov 2017 10:57 AM


Orangutan that used sign language dies

He was well-known for his knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL).

08 Aug 2017 7:33 PM

Borneo sees a sharp decline in Orangutan population

Some 2,500 orangutans are killed in Borneo every year, the researchers say.

08 Jul 2017 5:19 PM

Toba the orangutan celebrates 50th birthday

Oldest living zoo-born mammal celebrates birthday at Oklahoma zoo.

04 Jul 2017 9:28 AM