Orangutans

Tourism Could Save Borneo's Threatened Orangutans, But Cuddling Them Wont

Justin Francis | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Justin Francis

Borneo. Just the name conjures up images of remote river expeditions through steamy rainforest in search of the most famous of its inhabitants, the orangutan. And despite opening up to tourism significantly in recent years, vast tracts of this island (particularly the Indonesian state of Kalimantan) are still a lost world in tourism terms

WATCH: An Orangutan. In A Pool. Doing Breaststroke

PA | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK

They may be no match for Michael Phelps, but a chimp and orangutan have proved to scientists that apes can swim like humans. The two captive animal...

WATCH: Heartwarming Moment Orangutan Meets Baby

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK Comedy

And your short-but-ever-so-sweet clip of the day is... this one. Yes, prepare to have your heart melt as you watch a zoo visitor introducing her ba...

'My Father Is Not An Orangutan': Donald Trump Sues Comedian For $5m

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.04.2013 | UK

Donald Trump is suing a comedian for failing to honour a $5million (£3.1m) bet which relied on the mogul proving he is not the son of an orangutan. ...

Orangutans Get Up And Personal With Zoo Visitor's iPhone

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 16.02.2012 | UK Comedy

Ever-so-clever iPhone-owner Mark Rober works for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Cool job, right? Well, just wait till you s...

MONKEY PICTURES: Here's Looking At You, Kid

Posted 30.01.2012 | UK

Humans are but chromosomes away from their monkey cousins, and these pensive portraits of chimpanzees, orangutans, baboons and bonobos show just how s...

Orangutans To Be Given iPads For Video Chats And To Create Art

Simon Crisp | Posted 01.01.2012 | UK

Keepers at a Milwaukee zoo have launched an 'Apps for Apes' project which could see Orangutans being given iPads to video-chat with primates in other ...

Pictures Of The Day: From Self-Flagellation To Dancing Santas

The Huffington Post UK | Tahira Mirza | Posted 06.12.2011 | UK

Rapunzel was not the only one to let her hair down, 55-year-old Ni Linmei measures her long locks at a staggering 2.53 metres which have not been cut ...