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Primates Go Ape Over Shredded Bedding

Animals  (tags: new zealand, zoolife, wildanimals, wildlife, big apes, orang-utans, habitat )

- 3715 days ago -
One person's rubbish is another ape's bedding, as Auckland Zoo has discovered. The zoo's nine Borneo orang-utans, aged from 2 to 30, now sleep on fresh shredded paper each week. Primate team leader Amy Dixon said the primates made nests every night

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Melva H (93)
Monday March 24, 2008, 2:32 pm
What were they given to make nests out of before paper? It would take a lot of plant life to supply them...If they are not given anything for making sleeping nests, where/how do they sleep?

Joycey B (750)
Tuesday March 25, 2008, 7:16 am
How funny. Noted. Thanks Jacqueline.
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