Orangutan Expert and Founder of The Orangutan Project Releases New Book

Leif Cocks, founder and president of The Orangutan Project has released a new book, “Finding Our Humanity” that explores his nearly 30 year career of passionately fighting to save our distant cousin. In an interview with PR Newswire Leif Cocks explains that, “It can be difficult sometimes for people to see the similarities between humans and orangutans.” Cocks continues to …

IUCN calls on projects threatening the Tapanuli Orangutan to stop!

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) has released a statement requesting projects that threaten the already critically endangered status of Tapanuli Orangutans to stop. Further, the IUCN is requesting the development and integration of a “conservation management plan,” for the rarest species of great ape. This plan will be based on an independent organization’s …

Researchers discover new Chimpanzee ‘Toolkit’

In a new paper published in ‘Folia Primatologica’ researchers have discovered a new set of behaviors exhibited by eastern chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes shweinfurthii). This so-called new ‘toolkit’ includes, “four different kinds of tools: a long ant probe, a short probe, a thin wand, and a digging.” The tools seem to have distinct characteristics that correspond to the goal of the …