Category Archives: Orangutans

Accredited North American Zoos with Orangutans

I came across a cool list today!  It’s a list of accredited zoos in North America that have orangutans!  So far I’ve only been to two of them, but it’s kind of cool to have a complete list to hope … Continue reading

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Orangutan Photos from the Fort Worth Zoo

I recently visited the Fort Worth Zoo with my friend, and they had my favorite animals there: orangutans!  As before when I visited San Diego, I wanted to share some of my photos with you!  Unfortunately, they didn’t have any flanged … Continue reading

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Favorite Orangutan Photos

As I’ve made obvious many, many times before, orangutans are my favorite creatures.  I have quite a few favorite photos of orangutans, besides my own, so I thought I’d share them with you.  Enjoy! This one is probably my absolute favorite.  He … Continue reading

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Happy International Orangutan Day!

Happy International Orangutan Day!  As is probably obvious, orangutans are my favorite animal, so I’m glad that they get their own day. I’m not entirely certain why I’m so drawn to orangutans.  I think part of it is because, out … Continue reading

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The Orangutan Opening

I just came across the most interesting history behind a chess opening I’ve ever read.  From Game of Kings: A Year Among the Oddballs and Geniuses Who Make up America’s Top High School Chess Team: This name, the Orangutan, traces its … Continue reading

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The Ape Who Went to College

I just watched a very interesting documentary about Chantek, an orangutan who was taught sign language and raised under human conditions.  It would be amazing to meet him someday!  It’s a shame that no one’s tried to repeat his experiment. … Continue reading

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Palm Oil Guide and Scanner App

I admit, I’m a big fan of orangutans.  So I thought I’d share an app I recently came across, developed by the El Paso Zoo, called Palm Oil Guide and Scanner.  It lets you scan food with your smart phone, … Continue reading

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