A tourist has been arrested for drugging an orangutan and trying to keep it as a pet.
Andrei Zhestkov, 27, told authorities he'd intended on keeping the two-year-old animal as a pet.
We eat it, clean our homes and bodies with it and even fuel our cars with it. But our insatiable demand for palm oil is wreaking havoc on the planet — and our climate.
The viral image featured 7-month-old Vena, a victim of the illegal -- and flourishing -- orangutan pet trade.
Slaughtering orangutans is a common crime on Borneo, but rarely prosecuted.
Rajang has a fascination with skin and a well-known fondness for baby bumps.
According to conservationists, the situation for the critically endangered animal has “gone from bad to worse” over the years.
“He’s one of the lucky survivors of conflict palm oil expansion but his fate is not the norm.”
The Donald Trump presidential campaign confirmed this morning that the alleged billionaire's Twitter account has been run since its creation by an angry orangutan.
This did not explain how Bernice, who was not appreciably smarter than Ramona, hoisted herself onto the roof of our two-story
Both species of orangutan are critically endangered.
Such gaps in our collective knowledge may present themselves in the same moment a new species is discovered. Often, by the
Great ape makes great escape at the Florida theme park.