How To: Avoid Palm Oil

Frontier | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK

The destruction of the palm oil industry has been highlighted in recent years, with plantations taking up vast areas of rainforest slashed and burned ...

What Are Zoos For?

Sue Cross | Posted 20.08.2017 | UK
Sue Cross

Some zoos try to imitate the animal's natural habitat...but however large an enclosure, it can tell nothing of the scale of the captive animal's natural environment or how they behave in the wild.

Watch The Incredible Transformation Of This Once 'Mummified' Orangutan

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK

A "mummified" baby orangutan has made a remarkable transformation thanks to the care and treatment of a dedicated team of rescuers in Borneo. Gito ...

The Most Devoted Parents of the Animal Kingdom

Frontier | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK

The North Pacific Octopus though makes the biggest sacrifice for reproduction. Once in their lifetime, a female octopus carries eggs inside her for five months and then finds a safe hiding place to expel up to 100,000 eggs!

Gain Strength From Fear

Kate Elliott | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Kate Elliott

I can't decide if Timehop and Facebook memories are helpful and motivating or really difficult at the moment. I've been faced with daily reminders of ...

'Mummified' Baby Orangutan Rescued By British Charity

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK

Scroll down for more pictures. A baby orangutan found in a urine-soaked box was in such bad condition that he looked "mummified" when rescuers came...

The Decline of the Men of the Forest

Frontier | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK

Orangutans are highly intelligent animals. They are extremely similar to humans, given that they're able to use advanced cognitive skills, and in fact they share 96.4% of our genetic make-up. It is no surprise then that the word 'Orangutan' translates from the Malay language as 'Man of the forest'.

This Adorable Baby Orangutan Is Coming To Britain

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK

A month after being abandoned by her mother, baby orangutan Rieke is thriving. The animal was born at Berlin Zoo on January 12 but her mother disre...

Adorable Orangutan Cub Just Loves His New 'Mum'

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK

Rieke the orphaned orangutan has finally found a new 'mother' in a zookeeper at Berlin Zoo. The zoo in conjunction with two national newspapers ran...

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

Justin Francis | Posted 03.08.2014 | 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 ...