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You; Dian Fossey, who studied gorillas; Birute Galdikas, who studied orangutans.
New great ape species found, sparking fears for its survival Researchers have identified the first new species of great ape since 1929: an orangutan that lives in an isolated forest on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.
Nominees: Asia • Sri Suci Utami Atmoko, Ph.D. (National University) — Naturalist with a profound understanding of orangutans, having studied reproduction, population and conservation of the species for nearly 30 years.
Most apes, which include gorillas, gibbons, orangutans, chimpanzees and bonobos, live deep in the rain forest.
The teeth and other bones of orangutans that drink mothers’ milk contain the element barium.
Previously, science has recognized six great ape species: Sumatran and Bornean orangutans, eastern and western gorillas, chimpanzees and bonobos.
Once in the early 20th century, there was an orangutan loose inside the palace, and in the 50s, a bunch of furniture kept disappearing.
Visitors can walk through trails and get up close to one gorilla, one orangutan, five capuchins and dozens of Java macaques and squirrel monkeys.
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