Tag: Orangutang

This Is The First Time An Orangutan Birth Has Been Caught On Camera

It’s an understatement to say that the world is pretty big. Even with our huge numbers, spread across the globe, and numerous researchers, we still don’t know everything and new species are being discovered every year. Complicating matters are rare species that like to be left alone. This makes learning about them very difficult. At the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust in Jersey in the Channel Islands of Britain, a world first has been captured on film. A new baby has been welcomed to the orangutan family! It’s a unique insight into orangutan birth and behavior. You can learn a...

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Orangutan Relaxes By Building Herself A Hammock

Necessity is the mother of invention, and this little girl was clearly in need of a hammock. For those unaware, we humans are the masters of tool use, but we’re not the only ones who know how to make things. Granted, we’re more sophisticated, but chimps, gorillas, and orangutans also use tools from time to time. From what may be a temporary enclosure, she uses a blanket and some ingenuity to make herself a hammock, because why not? They’re far more comfortable than a cold metal floor, and maybe her caretaker was slow on the room service and extra...

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