Rethinking the orangutan: How 70,000 years of human interaction have shaped an icon of wild nature — The Archaeology News Network

The evolution of the orangutan has been more heavily influenced by humans than was previously thought, new research reveals. Orangutan are living in heavily disturbed landscape dominated by oil palm plantations in the Lower Kinabatangan floodplain, Malaysian Borneo [Credit: HUTAN/KOCP (Kinabatangan Orang-utan Conservation Programme)]Professor Mike Bruford, of Cardiff University, was part of the team of…

via Rethinking the orangutan: How 70,000 years of human interaction have shaped an icon of wild nature — The Archaeology News Network

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