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A brand new species of nice ape: a member of the family we should urgently combat to avoid wasting | Jules Howard

No sooner has the Tapanuli orangutan been found than it’s dealing with extinction. The indifference of people – the one thriving nice ape – is the offender

If I might be a fly on the wall at any level within the historical past of science, it might be to look at the younger(ish) Charles Darwin – lengthy earlier than his concepts on our shared ancestry with apes have been revealed – enter the orangutan enclosure at London Zoo in 1838. Inside the enclosure there resided Jenny, a younger and playful orangutan acquired by the British empire. Darwin went to take a seat with Jenny and observe her; in his hand was a mirror.

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