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Primate of the Week: Orangutans



  • Suborder: Haplorhini
  • Infraorder: Simiiformes
  • Superfamily: Hominoidea
  • Family: Hominidae
  • Genus: Pongo
  • Species
    • Pongo abelii
    • Pongo pygmaeus
      • p. morio
      • p. pygmaeus
      • p. wurmbii


Orangutans are great apes located within Southeast Asia. 1,337 more words


Cool Causes and Brief Battles

Our monkeys live in a very cool part of the world. You see, Santa Rosa National Park is just one of several protected areas in Guanacaste Province that stretches from the Pacific Ocean and into the Caribbean lowlands of northern Costa Rica. 1,116 more words

Costa Rica

Inspiration and Discovery

We at Orin Lophi are constantly asking ourselves, “What does it mean to be human?”.  We often find ourselves referencing our latest discoveries or inspirations to shed light on this concept. 465 more words

Accessory Design

Friendships and the Savannah baboon

How do you define friendships in primatology?

Friendships are described as high rates of association between anestrus (non estrous ie no sexual activity) and lactating females with unrelated males of any rank (Strum, 1974; Altmann, 1980; Smuts, 1985). 805 more words


Why Don't You? #134


Why don’t you walk and walk and walk and walk until you get high off walking? Is that a thing for other people? I don’t know. 591 more words


Primate of the Week: Ring-tailed lemurs

Lemur catta 


  • Suborder: Strepsirrhini
  • Infraorder: Lemuriformes
  • Superfamily: Lemuroidea
  • Family: Lemuirdae

Lemur catta or ring-tailed Lemurs are gray with black and white face and ring tailed, consisting of fourteen black and white circles. 1,438 more words


The Body Language of Bonobos and the Evolution of Human Language

The Bonobo, also called pygmy chimpanzee, is the oft-forgotten human relative, the step-brother of its more famous kin, the common chimpanzee. This is understandable because bonobos are isolated to one small region of the Congo and number fewer than 40,000 individuals spread across only a handful of populations. 1,362 more words