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New species of orangutan found in northern Sumatra

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.

Associated: Bornean orangutan declared ‘critically endangered’ as forests shrink

Associated: Sumatran orangutans in rehab – in photos

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