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Indonesia | Isolated population of orangutan found to be separate species; only 6% of habitat in PAs

Yesterday, there were seven recognized great ape species in the world. Today there is an eighth, with the release of a study describing a new species of orangutan in Sumatra, Indonesia. And this species is quite distinct — the study finds big differences in how it looks, how it acts and when it separated evolutionarily from other orangutans.

It also may be the most endangered great ape on the planet.


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