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World’s oldest Sumatran orangutan dies aged 62

3 months, 27 days ago
PERTH: The world's oldest Sumatran orangutan, which had 11 children and 54 descendants spread across the globe, has died aged 62, Australian zoo officials said Tuesday. Puan -- Indonesian for "lady" -- died on Monday at Perth Zoo, where…

Orangutan smokes cigarette thrown by visitor at zoo

7 months, 6 days ago
JAKARTA: A video of an orangutan at zoo smoking a cigarette is going viral and drawing criticism on the zoo administration. The video, posted to Facebook by animal rights activist Marison Guaciano, shows a visitor to the Bandung Zoo…

Indonesians arrested for shooting an orangutan some 130 times

7 months, 25 days ago
JAKARTA: Four Indonesian men have been arrested over the killing of an orangutan shot some 130 times with an air rifle, police said on Monday, in the latest fatal attack on a critically endangered species. The suspects, farmers from the…