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Orangutans Smarter Than We Think - Apparently Know the Mechanical Properties of Wood

Some new research reveals the skill with which orangutans build their sleeping nests, and hints at their impressive intelligence.
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How orangutan engineers build safe and comfortable treetop beds

Academics / General Science : Not Exactly Rocket Science (3 years ago)

We normally think of nests as the creations of birds, but our ape cousins build nests too. Orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees and bonobos all build tree beds, by weaving branches, twigs and leaves together into a bowl-shaped cradle. ... Read Post

Orangutan nest building shows high degree of sophistication

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (3 years ago)

Orangutans may be smarter than previously thought if a new study into the sophisticated way they build nests is any indication. Scientists at The University of Manchester spent a year observing and filming (video footage available) ... Read Post

Orangutans smarter than previously thought: Orangutan nest building highly sophisticated

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (3 years ago)

Orangutans may be smarter than previously thought if a new study into the sophisticated way they build nests is any indication. Read Post


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