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Changing Times: New Orangutan Species Identified in Indonesia

Animals  (tags: indonesia, sumatra, Batang Toru forest, new species, orangutan, Tapanuli orangutan (Pongo tapanuliensis), Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus), the Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii), most endangered, IUCN/SSC, SOCP, Annette Gartland, changing times )

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Newly named Tapanuli orangutan is already being described as one of the most endangered great ape species. A lot of work to be done to make sure that the Tapanuli orangutan does not go extinct in the same century in which it was first described


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fly b (26)
Friday November 3, 2017, 3:08 am
Sharing thank you, Evelyn. ******

Annette Gartland (1)
Friday November 3, 2017, 3:17 am
Thanks for sharing Evelyn.

MmAway M (522)
Friday November 3, 2017, 3:39 am
"Fewer than eight hundred of the primates remain and they are surviving in about 1,000 square kilometres of remaining habitat, which is divided into three blocks of forest, separated by roads and agricultural land. There is no great ape species that has a smaller population."

The Tapanuli orangutan’s skull was found to be smaller than that of Sumatran and Bornean orangutans. Its face was flatter and its canine teeth were wider.

“Our analyses of 37 orangutan genomes provided a second line of evidence,” the researchers said.

The researchers also found some subtle differences between the call of the Tapanuli orangutan and that of other orangutan populations.

"The Tapanuli orangutans have frizzier hair than their Bornean and Sumatran relatives, and, unlike the Bornean orangutans, the females grow beards. The dominant males have a prominent moustache and flat flanges covered in downy hair, whereas the flanges of older males are more like those of Bornean males."

THANK YOU EVELYN for posting this, I did NOT KNOW.
I am highly DISTURBED and DISTRESSED!!! Yet, More loss.
Anyone have petitions numbers people I can write I will do it

Annette Gartland (1)
Friday November 3, 2017, 4:21 am
I will come back to you with some thoughts. This is the discovery of a whole new species. People on the ground will be working very hard to protect it. If you would like to contact me via my Changing Times website or the Changing Times Media Facebook page, I will put you in touch with some people in Sumatra. Thanks so much for caring!

Ben O (135)
Friday November 3, 2017, 4:30 am
How about that...? -New friends! : ~ )

Evelyn B (63)
Friday November 3, 2017, 4:36 am
I hope Annette can help on your question about petitions, Marilyn -

Peggy B (43)
Friday November 3, 2017, 5:20 am

Jonathan Harper (0)
Friday November 3, 2017, 5:27 am

Animae C (507)
Friday November 3, 2017, 5:33 am
There are hundreds of new species of animals discovered every year, usually insects & small sea creatures but a new Orangutan is truly wonderful!

TY Evelyn

Sergio Padilla (65)
Friday November 3, 2017, 8:58 am

Colleen L (3)
Friday November 3, 2017, 11:48 am
Great news. Thanks Evelyn

Danuta W (1251)
Saturday November 4, 2017, 10:41 am

William C (0)
Saturday November 4, 2017, 6:54 pm
Thank you.

W. C (7)
Saturday November 4, 2017, 7:32 pm
Good to know, thanks.

Tina F (113)
Sunday November 5, 2017, 1:27 am
Wonderful news! I hope we can learn more about them before greed and climate changes make them extinct!

SylvieBusy A (190)
Sunday November 5, 2017, 3:13 am
Noted. Thank you

Malgorzata Zmuda (202)
Sunday November 5, 2017, 2:00 pm

Petra M (259)
Sunday November 5, 2017, 2:53 pm

Christine Stewart (134)
Sunday November 5, 2017, 3:32 pm
Please boycott palm oil- the rainforest is destroyed in order to plant huge palm oil plantations, and then the orangutans starve, or are killed when they are caught in the palm oil plantations.

Donna T (0)
Sunday November 5, 2017, 3:57 pm
thank you

Janet B (0)
Sunday November 5, 2017, 5:53 pm

S J (124)
Monday November 6, 2017, 1:39 am
Meows Evelyn

Evelyn B (63)
Monday November 6, 2017, 2:49 am
I won't boycott all palm oil - because there are thousands of palm oil producers who depend on their traditional production (not corporate huge plantations) - but I'm careful to avoid products using palm oil from exploitative industrial companies. It takes more effort to be selective, but traditional producers don't deserve to have their livelihoods destroyed (and they're the worst hit by total boycott efforts)

Winn A (179)
Monday November 6, 2017, 6:37 am
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