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Ape Aptitude: Chimps & Orangutans May Recall Older Memories

Just like humans, chimpanzees and orangutans can apparently remember things that happened years ago in their lives, scientists now find. Full story

Orangutan steals shirt off tourist’s back

   When a tourist gets too close to an orangutan cage at a zoo in the Philippines, the enormous primate swipes his shirt, puts it on and then dances in a triumphant fashion show for onlookers.

Secret Population of Orangutans Found

A population of 200 of the world's rarest orangutans was found tucked away in the forests of the island of Borneo, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). Full story

Apes Get iPads at National Zoo

Orangutans at the Smithsonian's National Zoo are now using iPad apps to keep occupied. Full story

Desperate battle to save orangutans

   Indonesia’s palm oil business has encroached on the natural habitat of the Sumatran orangutans, endangering the future of the red apes. NBC’s Ian Williams reports.

Man rescues orangutans, one animal at a time

   Less than 7,000 Sumatran orangutans are left in the wild on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, where huge swaths of their habitats are being illegally cleared to make room for palm oil plantations. NBC’s Ian Williams reports on the man trying to save the threatened creatures.

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  Black Gibbon motions touchdown or hug?

A Black Gibbon shows off his arms at a sanctuary in Indonesia where Tim Roberts and his girlfriend Martyna spent days strolling with orangutans. TODAY.com's Dara Brown reports.

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Iban, a 25-year-old male Sumatran orangutan, uses a straw to drink a pack of milk at Ichikawa Zoological and Botanical Garden in Ichikawa, near Tokyo, Sunday, June 9, 2013.

Tour guide holds a preserved Orangutan as she speaks to students at Ancol Smart House in Jakarta
Tour guide holds a preserved Orangutan as she speaks to students at Ancol Smart House in Jakarta

REFILE - CLARIFYING NAME OF PR OFFICER A tour guide holds a preserved Orangutan as she speaks to students at Ancol Smart House in Jakarta May 16, 2013. Ancol Smart House has about 20 animals preserved as means to educate visitors about their life in the wild. 15 million visitors visited the park

Tour guide holds preserved Orangutan as she speaks to students at Ancol Smart House in Jakarta
Tour guide holds preserved Orangutan as she speaks to students at Ancol Smart House in Jakarta

REFILE - CLARIFYING NAME OF PR OFFICER A tour guide holds a preserved Orangutan as she speaks to students at Ancol Smart House in Jakarta May 16, 2013. Ancol Smart House has about 20 animals preserved as means to educate visitors about their life in the wild. 15 million visitors visited the park i