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Finding a Needle of Primary Jungle in Borneo's Haystack of Deforestation: Going Green on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 02.19.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Development and deforestation behind us, enveloped by the lushness of primary jungle, we're romping along a dirt track when we start waltzing gently to port. Within minutes it's graduated to a raucous grinding and we're rock 'n' rolling.

Orangutan And Ukulele Probably Won't Be Friends

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 12.10.2013 | Green

Well, the verdict is in, give an orangutan a ukulele, and he will not instantly become the Israel Kamakawiwo'ole of the animal kingdom. He might, howe...

Saving Orangutans One Company at a Time

Robert Hii | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Robert Hii

Did all the producing members of this volume abide by the rules or is a part of it produced by members like Wilmar Group, which is being targeted by Greenpeace or Bumitama Group which was the subject of a comprehensive study by Rainforest Action Network?

Apes Observed 'Updating Their Google Maps'

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 09.13.2013 | Science

WASHINGTON -- It's the ape equivalent of Google Maps and Facebook. The night before a big trip, Arno the orangutan plots his journey and lets others k...

The Last Tree for Orangutans

Niel Makinuddin | Posted 10.19.2013 | Green
Niel Makinuddin

Love orangutans? Then today -- World Orangutan Day, Aug. 19 -- is a day for you to celebrate.

Some Terrific News For Orangutans

Posted 04.13.2013 | Green

From LiveScience: A population of 200 of the world's rarest orangutans was found tucked away in the forests of the island of Borneo, according to t...

Tapirs, Monkeys, Baby Orangutans And More Animal Photos

Posted 03.10.2013 | Green

Here’s a recap of animal stories and events from the past week: Interesting discoveries:A newly-found Siberian skull hints that dogs may have bee...

Real Time With the Ape and the Donald

Erica Grossman | Posted 04.11.2013 | Comedy
Erica Grossman

Upon learning on Monday that Trump had sued Maher for $5 million dollars in the wake of the remark, Koko the Gorilla has gone apesh*t.

Heartwarming News For Orangutan With Cancer

AP | SUZETTE LABOY | Posted 01.13.2013 | Miami

MIAMI — Peanut, an 8-year-old orangutan with cancer and one of the star attractions at Miami's Jungle Island, no longer needs chemotherapy, her ...

'Badass' Orangutan Survives After Being Shot 100 Times In Borneo

Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.27.2012 | Green

An endangered orangutan has been called a "badass" after she survived a brutal attack, in which she was shot more than 100 times with a pellet gun, Ge...

What Will It Take to Win the Gold in Rainforest Defense?

Rebecca Tarbotton | Posted 10.17.2012 | Green
Rebecca Tarbotton

In the Olympics of forest defense, protection of natural rainforests from destruction by the companies feeding voracious markets is what will make the difference between a gold medal and unimaginable loss... and optimistic it may be, but I'm putting my money on a win.

Orangutan Emergency in Indonesia: The Edge of Extinction

Rebecca Tarbotton | Posted 06.19.2012 | Green
Rebecca Tarbotton

The extinction of the world's great apes, taking place in remote rainforests and seemingly out of our control, is much closer than you might imagine -- and the solution is nearer still.

Trapped Orangutan Rescued From Snare (GRAPHIC PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 04.13.2012 | Green

An orangutan trapped in a snare for ten days was rescued by International Animal Rescue (IAR) Thursday. The rescue team sedated the young male, f...

Orangutan Captivated By Documentary She Stars In

AP | Posted 04.24.2012 | Home

JAKARTA, Indonesia — One of the orangutans starring in the IMAX film "Born to Be Wild" has been treated to a special jungle screening in Indones...

Believe It: An Orangutan On Birth Control

AP | Posted 03.26.2012 | Green

CLEVELAND -- A Cleveland Clinic women's health specialist has made a house call at the zoo to demonstrate how to fit an orangutan with a newer brand o...

PHOTOS: Orangutan Overload

Posted 10.22.2011 | Green

Orangutans have been making quite a splash in news this summer. Most recently, people watched in awe as an orangutan at Japan's Tama Zoo cooled of...

WATCH: Orangutan Cools Off In A Shockingly Human Manner

Posted 10.20.2011 | Green

Somebody may want to show this video to Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann. An orangutan at Japan's Tama Zoo delighted visitors with its cooling off s...

PHOTOS: Baby Orangutan Born At Denver Zoo

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Denver Zoo welcomed a new member this summer; a female baby orangutan named Hetsy. Hetsy, who was born on June 19, is doing well and bonding with...

Orangutan Boxing In Thailand Draws Criticism From Animal Activists

WFMZ Allentown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Animal rights activists are trying to end the practice of orangutan boxing at a park called Safari World in Thailand. Though the animals mostly mak...

Nonja Facebook: Orangutan Takes Photos, Shares Them Online

CNET News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

She's like the Ashton Kutcher of the ape world: An orangutan in the Vienna Zoo now has a Facebook fan page to showcase the photos she takes with a dig...

Texas vs. Alabama: Orangutan Bruno Makes His Pick (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Texas and Alabama do not play for the BCS National Championship until tonight, but one oracle has already weighed in on who will be victorious. Bruno,...

Orangutan Escapes At Australian Zoo

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SYDNEY — Officials at an Australian zoo say a clever orangutan used a rope to swing out of its enclosure and enjoy a brief taste of freedom. Pu...

Where's My Orangutan? Why Biofuels Don't Kill Apes

Josh Tickell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Tickell

The next time you eat a cookie off of your Mahogany table that was brought to you on diesel-fueled transportation, consider this: everything you touch, everything you buy and everything you eat comes at a price.

Orangutan Escape Attempt: Short-Circuited Fence, Built Ladder

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ADELAIDE, Australia — A zoo in Australia was evacuated Sunday after an "ingenious" 137-pound (62-kilogram) orangutan short-circuited an electric...

Orangutan Escape: Short-Circuits Wires, Builds Ladder To Flee Zoo In Adelaide (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Karta, a 27-year-old orangutan short-circuited electrical wires and built a make-shift ladder to climb a fence in an escape attempt at Australia's Ade...