Ape History of Planet Earth

Category: The Raging Ape

The modern orangutan uses Tinder

Typical toys for ape enclosures in European zoos are not that innovative: they consist of ropes for climbing and wafer-thin wood strips where they can wrap themselves in, so that they can hide. Tumbling around in this yellow soft mass…

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Bittersweet Valentine for bonobo Bili

Not always love and peace Bonobos are having a reputation for being peaceful and gentle. There’s a reason that February 14 is World Bonobo Day, at Valentine’s! But sadly there are exceptions. In the zoo of Wuppertal, bonobo Bili has…

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Living amongst orangutans since 1971

It was 1971 when the young Canadian Biruté Galdikas arrived in Borneo to observe wild orangutans in the forest. The documentary Born to be wild (2011) tells us that she still lives there 40 years later, as an adult Bornean…

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