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Want to Protect Orangutans? Stop Eating Cookies & Crackers Made With Palm Oil

You know all those cream-filled cookies and crunchy savory crackers you enjoy? Before you buy another box, take a second to read the ingredients label. If you see the words "palm oil" on the package, …

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Apes Use iPads to Communicate

Orangutans are great communicators, whether if it's through sign language or gestures or sounds they make. Now, trainers at Jungle Island in Miami are using technology to help the apes communicate wit…

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Orangutan Twins Born in Hong Kong

Hong Kong introduces to the public the first pair of locally born orangutan twins. The twins, born in July 2011, are named "Wan Wan" and "Wah Wah." Science News by NewsLook var nl_rand = "kt…

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Corporations Going Green

I often check in with twitter in the morning for my green news, and most of the time it's about what needs to be done (or nowadays, about the unfolding devastation in Japan) or what animals need to be…

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600 Orangutans to Be Set Free

The Restorasi Habitat Orangutan Indonesia, part of the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation, has been given permission by the Indonesian government to release over 600 orangutans into thousands of acr…

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Pet Chimps and Monkeys Banned in Illinois

Effective at the beginning of 2011, a ban has been placed in Illinois on owning chimps, monkeys, gorillas and orangutans. Primate owners there who purchased before the law went into effect can keep th…

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Orangutans Most Energy Efficient Primates

Researchers from Washington University studied orangutan energy levels and concluded they are the most energy efficient of the primates, including sedentary humans. Their study noted the surprising fi…

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