Orangutan News Archive
The illegal wildlife trade is literally a multibillion-dollar industry!
The same type of trafficking that's almost made tigers extinct is now threatening great apes!
Chimps, orangoutangs, gorillas and bonobos are all being plucked from their natural habitats and bought by private collectors or disreputable zoos.
The numbers are cray cray!
A baby Sumatran Orangutan named Tripa is really attached to his mom!
In fact, since Tripa's birth, his mom Emma has not let him out of her sight!
And he was born all the way back on October 19.
The two spend their time together at the United Kingdom’s Chester Zoo.
Young Orangutans are the only other species, besides humans, whose childhoods can last up to eight years!
So it isn't any surprise to zookeepers that Tripa is by his mama's side.
After all, he depends on her for food, transportation, and love!
The three keys to any mammal's heart!!
The Sumatran Orangutan is an endangered species, so we're SUPER glad this baby is being carefully watched by his mama.
Take care of that cutie!
[Image via Chester Zoo.]
Anne Hathaway is using her celebrity status to support the orangutans!
Along with a whole mess of other stars!
The Les Miz star has signed a page right out of the script from her movie Ella Enchanted, and is planning to donate it to the Sumatran Orangutan Society's auction.
We aren't saying Donald Trump lost his edge, but… we wouldn't be surprised if the orangutans filed a class-action lawsuit against Bill Maher for alleging the real-estate mogul was one of their descendants!
Last night NBC debuted the newest season of Donnie's Celebrity Apprentice and the ratings were HISTORICALLY abysmal!
According to Nielsen's overnight numbers, viewership of the two-hour event was
Holy horrible hairpieces, Batman — we aren't even making this one up!
Donald Trump just sued the HIGHlarious host of HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher for $5 million smackeroos!
Because Donald isn't part orangutan!
Seriously! This story is 100% non-fiction!!
His lawsuit alleges Bill Maher agreed to donate $5 mil to charity if Donald PROVED he wasn't part orangutan!
The real estate tycoon since released his birth certificate — which, for the record, shows
Yep…Planet of the Apes inches closer and closer! LOLz!
Orangutans at the Smithsonian National Zoo are being enriched through the use of iPads and apps specifically geared for apes.
Sometimes, life can get you down at the half way point….
Just ask humans….and apes too?!?!
Scientists have published a study stating that humans tend to be unhappiest in their 40's. This low point comes after a peak in the 20's, and before another peak in the 70's.
In the same study, zoos surveyed over 500 chimps and orangutans on happiness and shockingly, apes experience the same U-shaped happiness range.