Scientists determine new species of nice ape, Pongo tapanuliensis or Tapanuli orangutan, however concern its survival is already doubtful as habitat underneath risk
A brand new species of nice ape has been found, based on scientists finding out a small inhabitants of orangutans in northern Sumatra.
Among the many nice apes – a gaggle that additionally contains people, gorillas, chimpanzees and bonobos – orangutans are our most distant relative. Since 2001, two distinct species have been recognised: the Bornean (Pongo pygmaeus) and Sumatran (Pongo abelii) orangutans. Now, it appears, there’s a third.
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Associated: Sumatran orangutans in rehab – in photos