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Palm Oil Workers Investigated For Killing, Eating Endangered Orangutan

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 02.16.2017 | World

Indonesian police are investigating claims that palm oil plantation workers on the island of Borneo killed, butchered and ate a critically endangered ...

Orangutan Kisses Pregnant Woman's Belly In The Sweetest Way

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 01.06.2017 | Weird News

An orangutan at a British zoo apparently goes ape for pregnant women. Rajang, a 48-year-old orangutan at the Colchester Zoo in Essex, has been seen ki...

Viral Orangutan Photo Serves As Poignant Reminder Of Apes' Continued Plight

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.17.2016 | Green

A malnourished female orangutan is pictured draped on a rescuer’s back, the two of them drenched by the falling rain. The animal’s eyes are shield...

Orphaned Orangutan's Story Shows Why We Need Responsible Palm Oil Policies

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 08.30.2016 | Good News

Orphaned orangutan gets a second chance after his home was destroyed by palm oil from Oceanic Preservation Society on Vimeo. An orphaned Indones...

Report: Donald Trump's Twitter Run By Angry Orangutan

James Schlarmann | Posted 08.03.2016 | Comedy
James Schlarmann

The Donald Trump presidential campaign confirmed this morning that the alleged billionaire's Twitter account has been run since its creation by an angry orangutan.

"Fat Cat on a Thin Roof"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 07.21.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima It has been said, probably by Andrew Lloyd Webber, that a cat has nine lives. If that's true, it means the cats in our humble home ha...

Orangutans Are Now One Step Closer To Extinction

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 02.15.2017 | Green

Conservationists have been warning of this moment for years. Orangutans ― one of the planet’s most intelligent animals ― are officially headed f...

Asia's Unknown, Ignored And Disappearing Animals

Laurel Neme | Posted 07.07.2016 | Green
Laurel Neme

Often called the most beautiful of the monkeys, the Red-shanked Douc langur of Southeast Asia hasn't benefited much from its good looks. It is barely ...

Orangutan Caught After Escape At Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.05.2016 | Weird News

An orangutan escaped its enclosure at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay on Friday and went on the loose, forcing some of the theme park's visitors to evacuate b...

Hunters Shot This Baby Orangutan, Then Left Him For Dead

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 06.30.2016 | Crime

A baby orangutan is lucky to be alive after being abandoned in a store in West Borneo last week. When discovered, Didik had a bullet lodged in his sho...

Orangutan Pretends To Be Ghost And We Go Bananas

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 05.16.2016 | Weird News

Well, that's a good way to scare up attention. A new video just starting to go viral shows a young orangutan who looks like he's aping a ghost, comple...

Orangutan Locks Eyes With Breastfeeding Mom In Moving Photo

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 02.10.2016 | Parents

When Elizabeth Hunt Burrett sought a place to breastfeed her son at the zoo, she didn’t know she’d attract a couple of very special onlookers. “...

Orangutan Who Misses Mom So Much She Hugs Herself Finally Gets Love

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 01.22.2016 | Good News

Joss the orphaned baby orangutan is a victim of captivity. Fortunately, she is finally getting the love and life she deserves. According to Internatio...

Borneo: Conversations About Ecotourism and Headhunting in Sabah

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 01.12.2017 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

My grandfather, William Wilson Porter, visited Borneo before I was born. He sent my brothers a shrunken head. My father took it to the hospital to det...

The Distressing Story Behind This Photo Of An Orangutan And Her Baby

The Dodo | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 11.07.2015 | Green

Much has been written about the plight of orangutans clinging to life in the dwindling forests of Indonesia. But where words fail, a single image can ...

Baby Ape Rescued From Filthy Backyard Box A ‘Symptom’ Of Palm Oil Industry

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 10.28.2015 | World

Heartbreaking photos of a neglected baby orangutan kept as a pet in Indonesia don’t depict an isolated incident of animal mistreatment, but reflect ...

This Baby Orangutan Was Left For Dead In A Cardboard Box

The Dodo | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.18.2015 | Green

After losing his mother to a poacher, an infant orangutan has been saved from what rescuers are calling "one of the most shocking cases of animal crue...

The Need for Development Is Missing in Defining Sustainable Palm Oil

Robert Hii | Posted 09.04.2016 | Green
Robert Hii

The orangutan is going extinct because of palm oil cultivation. The same palm oil which is found in our chocolates and skin creams is also accused of being a major contributor to climate changing green house gases that will affect us all.

Sweet Orangutan Kisses Pregnant Woman's Belly Through Glass

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 07.27.2015 | Weird News

We're assuming this orangutan doesn't make it to many baby showers, but he may have the sweetest gift of all. Watch Rajang, a 47-year-old orangutan at...

Palm Oil Is In Everything -- And It's Destroying Southeast Asia's Forests

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.09.2015 | World

It was late evening. The skies were dark and dogs were howling. Into the BOS Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Rescue Center on the island of Borneo rushed a re...

Orangutan Shares Incredible Moment With Human Mom And Baby

The Dodo | Posted 06.09.2015 | Green

We're used to cooing over cute animal babies. But what happens when they feel the same way about us? A video currently making the rounds captures a t...

New Approaches Needed to Save Orangutans in Indonesia

Robert Hii | Posted 06.03.2016 | Green
Robert Hii

It was disheartening to read the headlines from this news report that said Kansas City and elsewhere, zoos brace against the threat of species extinction. It's as if the orangutans are doomed to an existence merely in zoos located thousands of miles from their natural habitats.

A Glimmer of Hope From Borneo

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 05.15.2016 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

I am blessed to have had this opportunity to see this amazing animal -- so much like us humans -- and one that needs our help for survival. And I am very proud to be a part of WCS, which has worked to protect orangutans since the 1960s when Dr. George Schaller started researching this species.

Court Rules Captive Orangutan Is 'Non-Human Person' And Can Be Freed

Reuters | Richard Lough | Posted 12.23.2014 | Green

By Richard Lough BUENOS AIRES, Dec 21 (Reuters) - An orangutan held in an Argentine zoo can be freed and transferred to a sanctuary after a court r...

Orangutan's Horrific Death Underscores Need for Brands to Use Certified Palm Oil

Robert Hii | Posted 02.14.2015 | Green
Robert Hii

The rapid expansion of palm oil plantations has been identified as a key threat to the survival of orangutans.