[35] An orangutan tried to have sex with Actress Julia Roberts but was prevented by a film crew. He was trained at Leiden University and is now remembered as a pioneer of tropical medicine and eastern zoology. Ian Redmond of Ape Alliance worked with Fossey in Rwanda for three years in … But at least here, in this article, we can acknowledge that we know a lot more about orangutans than we did half a century ago. I went to San Diego Zoo years ago and they had a brilliant orangutan there, he was very funny and really played to the crowd (I know he would have been better off in the wild but it was a huge zoo and he was in an enormous space). Of all the primates human males have the largest penis in terms of size and as a % of their body size. It may well be that, if we are lucky we can save maybe one of two wild populations, with the rest living out their lives in a captive environment. Create your account. It was more socialized to humans than it was other orangutans. Close. These were put to bed when, in 1996, a … Fightback: A tribe of orangutans ambushed a palm oil plantation worker and knocked him unconscious The revenge on humans came when a man named only as Kurnadi was working in … I remember seeing a big male through a glass panel in the enclosure. ... "An orangutan tried to have sex with actress Julia Roberts but was prevented by a film crew" Over the years, we humans have gradually come to understand the wild habits of chimpanzees, gorillas and the other ape, the acrobatic gibbon, but the life of the orangutan, even to this day remains somewhat of a mystery even to the most passionate and devoted of experts. Male orangutans have been known to rape human women. Thanks Lesley, I had similar experience when I was at Twycross Zoo. Larry Fields from Northern California on August 23, 2012: "I even looked for any references of orangutans attacking humans and found nothing.". Yes, unfortunately their extinction with our lifetime is a very real possibility. It seems a rather odd thing to do because, in fact, we share more than 90 percent of our DNA with the great apes. One scientist who spent time there has described an attempted sexual attack on a female colleague by a male orangutan named Apollo Bob. Although aggression — especially the lethal kind — is not common among female orangutans, researchers have observed a young female orangutan attack and fatally injure an … I recall visiting the zoo, once, and I saw a solitary orangutan that looked very sad. Very sad; I would be sad too! This was a captive-raised orangutan, rehabilitated and released into the wild. Contacts of mine in Kalimantan have told me that this wasn’t the only time an orangutan has raped a woman; it happens every couple of years to women who work at the orangutan center. It certainly goes to show that perhaps things aren't as clear cut as we think. Movie Master from United Kingdom on August 22, 2012: One of my favourite animals, it saddens me to know they are endangered, it's tragic. It’s possible that back in prehistory the orangutan was far more gregarious than they are at present, and indeed captive-bred individuals that have been released back into the wild tend to be more gregarious than their wild contemporaries. If we're not destroying their habitat, we're eating them or selling them illegally as pets. Like people walking into them or skiing into them or some crap like that. So why are orangutans orange when their chimp and gorilla cousins are black? Sciences, Culinary Arts and Personal But a worse case was recounted by Galdikas herself. But there is one ape I might be able to take: the bonobo He’s not just the only orangutan that has ever learned to communicate with humans, using sign language. James Kenny (author) from Birmingham, England on September 06, 2012: James Kenny (author) from Birmingham, England on August 23, 2012: Hehehe, you're right Sunshine, they're not exactly the cutest and cuddliest animals around, but for me anyway, there probably one of the most fascinating animals on the planet. I had been avoiding palm oil in food because I had been told we were destroying their habitat but I hadn't read anything about them. Cut it out. I just hope that somehow they can survive in the wild. I agree Deb, I think that goes for all of the great apes, as it seems that there is little chance of them surviving alongside us. A mature orangutan will bite a human hand hard enough to cause pain to see if the human is frightened or will jerk the hand away, both of which manoeuvres mean flunking the test. Thanks for popping by. I love all animals but n ever did the research on these. A male gorilla has an errect penis of 1.5", an orangutan around 2" and a chimp around 2.5" (3.5" for a bonobo pygmy chimp). Disturbing stuff. Chantek the orangutan is a very special creature. The Sumatran orangutan genome was sequenced in January 2011. Compared to them, we are a relatively new species on the planet. They are classified as Critically Endangered by the IUCN, or International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources Red List of Threatened Species. For a moment we exchanged a glance, and I read sadness in his eyes. One scientist who spent time there has described an attempted sexual attack on a female colleague by a male orangutan named Apollo Bob. Have they always been solitary? It was very interesting. answer! Hmmm...interesting, I think its certainly possible, I have heard of dolphins apparently attempting to rape women in the water. Awesome hub jkenny. Subsequently, the Bornean species had its genome sequenced. Orangutans are members of the ape family. All rights reserved. we still have them at the SF zoo. ps. If they were to go extinct entirely, it would be the biggest wildlife tragedy of all, because how we could possibly understand ourselves, if we never managed to fully understand our closest relatives. Indeed, one particular male in northern Sumatra was documented as having travelled more than 20 miles away from his mother in just one year. Adult male orangutans develop cheek-pads when they normally reach 30 years old. Studies have shown that females born in the late 1960’s in parts of northern Sumatra are still fit, healthy and bearing offspring. Martin Kloess from San Francisco on August 21, 2012: This was an interesting report. Orangutans have killed humans. I never realized their habitat was so limited. Jools Hogg from North-East UK on August 22, 2012: James, interesting hub. This was a captive-raised orangutan, rehabilitated and released into the wild. Male orangutans travel much greater distances during their lifetime than the females. Try googling on the following search terms: Wow, Larry I'd never heard of that. In a comparatively short space of time, vast swathes of their habitat in Borneo and Sumatra have been catastrophically destroyed. Club Deadspin Become a Study.com member to unlock this At that time orangutans were widespread and abundant. Congratulations on HotD! This aggression can manifest itself even in chimps that have been lovingly cared for by humans in captivity. It’s very rare, but gorilla attacks can happen. Genetic diversity was found to be lower in Bornean orangutans (P. pygmaeus) than in Sumatran ones (P. abelii), despite the fact … Services, Working Scholars® Bringing Tuition-Free College to the Community. Rippy said now, he and his neighbor that helped him after the attack have to have rabies shots. Peter coxhead (talk) 18:01, 2 March 2012 (UTC) It says Male orangutans have been known to display sexual attraction to human women to the point of rape. Whether that’s the case or not, it’s clear that in the wild, orcas seem to have a pretty universal rule: don’t attack humans. According to experts, they may travel as much as several hundred miles from their mother’s home range. Wonderful animals. Often when we refer to the animal kingdom, we think of it as some separate or even inferior concept. But it is controversial as you say, because most naturalists are worried about any further ecological disruption- but we'll see. suziecat7 from Asheville, NC on August 21, 2012: Great Hub about an amazing animal. 1. It makes me feel sick. One of them wanted to snatch my purse. This is the million dollar question when it comes to orangutans. James Kenny (author) from Birmingham, England on August 22, 2012: Hi Jools, I remember seeing a chimp who was like that in Twycross Zoo, he seemed to love the attention, but I couldn't help but think that he would be much better off in the wild, couldn't help but feel sad for him. 2. Attacks by orangutans on humans are virtually unheard of; contrast this to the chimpanzee whose aggression towards each other and humans is well documented. In his eyes and on his face I saw sadness, it was one of the most moving experiences I've ever had. Great hub! Indeed, it seems that many of these forces and factors just simply work against the orangutan. Orangutans are unique animals and it's nice to see a shout out to them. We are more closely related to chimps and gorillas than lions are to tigers, and they can still breed with each other. We have to be hopeful and do what we can. Excellent hub! peachy from Home Sweet Home on April 22, 2015: I live to watch sir david videos, he may be old but his speech is clear and precise about wild animals. ... No one will ever accept what you did, Jerry. I love orangutans because they are so completely different from other apes. Thanks for nice article on Orangutan. Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on April 21, 2015: You filled in so much I did not know about these amazing creatures. Orangutans, I think, are very human-like. Anyway, it was a life changing experience, and made me realise just how similar we are. A lthough there have been many allegations of orangutan-human hybrids over the years, Jacobus Bontius (1592-1631) appears to be the earliest author to refer to such an animal. Perhaps, in the past when orangutans lived in fertile lowland areas with abundant food, they were far more social and gregarious. [36] However, all is not yet lost for our gentle sisters and brothers of the forest. Since then though, humans have steadily destroyed the forests to make way for agriculture, those fertile and abundant areas soon disappeared along with the social orang-utan, that it’s if they existed in the first place. Personally, I'd be willing to give it a go with orangutans- anything to ensure that they have somewhere to live in the wild. Thanks for stopping by. “He says he did not know orangutans could get pregnant from humans,” he added. The woman was saved only when another human chased off the attacker with a stick. I hope he was able to detect the sense of empathy I felt for him. 204. Thanks Mhatter, we've still got them too here in the UK (in zoos). "But based on our experience, she could have been asking for food from Syahrul. I’m not dumb enough to think I could beat up a gorilla, or an orangutan, or even a chimpanzee. It is now almost certain that they will become extinct in the wild state within the next decade. If an orangutan feels that it is being threatened or that a human is invading its environment or habitat, it will... Our experts can answer your tough homework and study questions. I wonder if orange hair was better suited to blocking harmful UV light ( just like amber blue-blocking sunglass lenses) which is damaging to tissues and eyesight. I did not know about the orange hair thing, though I suppose I thought it was just a hair color thing (they are all gingers? People handle injured owls all the time. Extinction within the next decade or two is a real possibility. A massive international effort of cooperation among modern, conservation focused zoos is preserving the gene-pool in the hope that in the future, when enough people finally learn to care about these things beyond simple sentimentality, they can be re-introduced into salvaged or recreated habitats. As seen with Lucy, several great apes have developed romantic predilections toward human beings. Might be interesting to study the incidents of macular degeneration and skin cancer in orangutans as opposed to other primates. She said orangutans have been a faddish pet among people in Taiwan. Glad I stopped by to read this. Even the pictures are wonderful!! Thanks for popping by Jools. The orangutan is watching for a reaction to see if the human being has some fortitude and believes in his heart that the ape will not harm him. A An orangutan tried to have sex with actress Julia Roberts but was prevented by a film crew. While this is not chimp-like aggression for the sake of territoriality, food, or social position, it certainly is violence from the perspective of their victims. So hopeful they do not become one of the extinct creatures that can only be viewed on line or in books. Its their job to film, not act. Why are they orange? It could well be that they live as long as 70, but truthfully we cannot say for certain. Thanks again Suzie. Below, I will outline ten interesting and key facts that we definitely know about wild orangutans, as well as some of the most interesting and perplexing mysteries that still surround these so called 'men of the forest.'. Have there been any female attacks on humans, or any researchers seen any of them using a rock or a stick as a dildo? The cook of noted primatologist Birutė Galdikas was raped by an orangutan. A spokeswoman for the Borneo Tourism Board said it is the first time an orangutan has physically assaulted a tourist on one of their jungle treks. The zoo keeper told me his mate got relocated because they were not able to get pregnant. I must say though, they are not a cute animal. We have a tendency to refer to everything from bees to chimps as "animals" while keeping ourselves separate. Angels are on the way to you this afternoon. In a 2007 Golf Digest interview, professional golfer Boo Weekley revealed that, in an attempt to win $50, he fought an orangutan at a county fair when he was 16. I've always considered orangutans to be the most gentle of all the apes, but maybe they do have a darker side to them after all. Here are some of the most shocking that can be found on the internet… #15. this website was sooooo useful defo use it agaiiiin woooohooooo, but it doesn't answer if Orangutans attack humans. Earn Transferable Credit & Get your Degree. The Orangutan Foundation estimates that between 700 and 1,000 orangutans are kept … the only enemies of an orangutan are humans....we don't hunt these animals but by habitata destruction thanks.we are the only enimies of the orangutan. Tiger Attacks Woman. James Kenny (author) from Birmingham, England on August 05, 2013: Thank you very much Elizabeth, and thank you for the fan mail too. Those are all super-strong animals with big canines, and there are documented accounts of those animals mauling humans, and we’ve established that I couldn’t even take an ostrich before. Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on August 23, 2012: Very interesting James! S I always remember visiting a zoo and an orangutan came up to the wire and put his hand out asking for some of my icelolly - I felt so sorry for him. "An orangutan tried to have sex with actress Julia Roberts but was prevented by a film crew" These people have to get their priorities straight. The A.V. We humans sometimes often like to think of ourselves as something special, somehow separate from the rest of life. Sexual interest in human females Male orangutans have been known to rape human women. “We … A rare “genetic predisposition” If many experts believe the man could not have impregnated the female orangutan, some specialists claim a rare genetic predisposition could explain the unexplainable. 'You could choose a human … James Kenny (author) from Birmingham, England on August 21, 2012: I'm not sure about orangutans, but I do know that there are some people who are looking to introduce animals like elephants and lions into North America to replace their relatives that became extinct some 10,000 years ago. Besarien from South Florida on April 21, 2015: Wonderful hub! Gorillas and orangutans certainly could mate with humans but there would be no chance of producing offspring. Have there been any female attacks on humans, or any researchers seen any of them using a rock or a stick as a dildo? Contacts of mine in Kalimantan have told me that this wasn’t the only time an orangutan has raped a woman; it happens every couple of years to women who work at the orangutan center. Thanks for bringing the plight and the delight of these astonishing creatures to our attention once more. St. James Davis after chimp attack Getty Images. There are two species of orangutans: one lives on the island of Borneo, the other on Sumatra. Its thought they aid with vocalisation, but more importantly they make the males appear larger. Is this the way that gentle giants conduct themselves? 3. Extinction- will they survive? They should be well protected in their own natural habitat, failing which a time may come they will be extinct. This orangutan may have been fooled by this trick, but the facts are, orangutans are no fools. If you’re going to have a tiff with your husband and storm out of the car, don’t do it when you’re in the tiger enclosure at Beijing Wildlife Park. Thanks so much Suzie! And I was not surprised to read that they are quite solitary, I thnk they act shy. The cook of noted primatologist Birutė Galdikas was raped by an orangutan. Following humans and chimpanzees, the Sumatran orangutan became the third species of great ape to have its genome sequenced. Borneo orangutan. Moe was … People and orangutans have been in contact ever since modern humans made their home in the wet tropics some 70,000 years ago. Very few mammals can match the parental devotion shown by orangutans. Although popularly seen as one of the most deadly of the ocean’s creatures, the fact is that killer whale, or more correctly Orcas, have been implicated in very few attacks on humans.. Thanks for that. How do orangutans take care of their young? I've seen them in both Twycross and Jersey Zoo, magnificent animals. An out-of-control, 200-pound pet chimpanzee that had recently been given Xanax apparently went berserk and mauled a woman in Connecticut, leaving her in critical condition. Voted up and awesome! In fact, the only documented Orca attacks that have resulted in fatalities have … Many people are working very hard to save the species and its habitat, but as is always the case with conservation there are many forces and factors that hinder any sort of protection and recovery. Human Anatomy & Physiology: Help and Review, Middle School Life Science: Help and Review, UExcel Anatomy & Physiology: Study Guide & Test Prep, CSET Science Subtest II Life Sciences (217): Practice & Study Guide, AP Environmental Science: Help and Review, Praxis Chemistry (5245): Practice & Study Guide, STAAR Science - Grade 8: Test Prep & Practice, NES General Science (311): Practice & Study Guide, UExcel Science of Nutrition: Study Guide & Test Prep, Middle School Earth Science: Help and Review, NYSTCE Biology (006): Practice and Study Guide, Biological and Biomedical Male orangutans in particular have shown a lust for the ladies; there have even been reported instances of interspecies rape. It's my understanding that adult male orangutans sometimes rape unescorted women who are walking through the forest. “It attacked me because it was sick,” he said. James Kenny (author) from Birmingham, England on October 21, 2012: I agree whowas, there is always hope, not just for orangutans, but for gorillas, chimps and bonobos too. Typically there are a few factors that might cause a gorilla to attack. Ian Redmond of Ape Alliance worked with Fossey in Rwanda for three years in the 1970s, and still works with gorillas. Deb Hirt from Stillwater, OK on August 23, 2012: Perhaps these wonderful animals need their own island in order to proliferate WITHOUT humanity. Orangutan Land Trust | Sustainable solutions for the long-term survival of the orangutan in the wild, Orangutan Foundation, Conservation, Research, Education, Rehabilitation, Orangutan Foundation International - Research, Conservation, Education. How far do the males travel in a lifetime? The cook of noted primatologist Birutė Galdikas was raped by an orangutan. It was more socialized to humans than it was other orangutans. Killer whales have been around about 11 million years. Well, whilst their fur blazes bright orange in direct sunlight, once they retreat into cover, their tan skin absorbs the light, so you don’t see their sparse hair, but rather their dark skin, so effectively, they become black. They are very intelligent mammals who have much in common with humans. Posted by u/[deleted] 9 years ago. So adorable! TIL Orangutans have been known to rape human females. Anyway, this big male retreated to the far corner to hunker down, but not before risking a glance back at the overexcited kids. Gorilla attacks on humans follow a similar pattern: the gorilla has to be provoked first. 5. The reason would appear to be both biological and cultural. Are humans more closely related to chimpanzees or... How long do orangutans live in captivity? There were all these kids banging on the glass- which they can't help, but what bothered me was that the parents were doing it too. I've also heard about Bengal tigers being released into the wild in South Africa, because apparently South Africa offers better protection for them than India. I did, and apparently according to wikipedia at least, it was likely that 'rape was almost certainly the fate of Julia Roberts, when she was grabbed by the orangutan, but there is currently no solid evidence to support these claims. Thanks so much for the enjoyable read. According to this: Only human infants spend a longer amount of time with their mothers than orangutans. Now, let’s be clear. Hope I didn't bore you too much with that hahaha. They aren't going to eat you (lol), just try to run/fly away although they have talons it isn't hard to carry one to the vet at all. Perhaps this remarkable change in colour is somehow adaptive in some way, or is the bright orange fur some sort of signalling device for when these normally solitary primates come into contact with other individuals. 1. Thanks for popping by. kathleenkat from Bellingham, WA on September 30, 2012: Interesting bit about orangutans. Thank you very much. level 2. Nice to meet you! Bontius, also known as Jacob de Bondt, was a Dutch physician and naturalist. Their life expectancy in the wild? I know most naturalists are against introducing alien species into new environments, but surely, it's better than letting them become extinct. Owl's don't even attack humans until provoked. All of the great apes (except us) are critically endangered, but none more so than the two orangutan subspecies. "Attacks by orangutans on humans are virtually unheard of; contrast this to the chimpanzee whose aggression towards each other and humans is well documented.". There have been some truly insane animal attacks on humans caught on camera over the last few years. The unraveling of the Davises' near-perfect life began on a hot day in August 1998. All other trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners. Christopher Antony Meade from Gillingham Kent. Orangutans have killed humans. By M. Poopyhead (not … I've seen orangutans in a zoo before and while it was incredible to see them, I'd rather see them in the forest. He turned his head for a moment and looked me right in the eye. There were loads of kids pointing at him, banging on the glass etc. Thanks again. In captivity, orangutans routinely live well into their 60's. I even looked for any references of orangutans attacking humans and found nothing. This is the first observed time a female-female conflict in orangutans has turned lethal, and the way the it went down changes what we thought we knew about orangutan behavior. © copyright 2003-2020 Study.com. Why are orangutans an endangered species? Elizabeth Parker from Las Vegas, NV on August 04, 2013: Wow - this is incredible information and the video you provided was simply amazing. One scientist who spent time there has described an attempted sexual attack on a female colleague by a male orangutan named Apollo Bob. United Kingdom on August 21, 2012: There must be a case for establishing new wild populations of endangered animals, like Orang Utans, in areas less prone to pressure from humans. While Michelle Desilets, director of the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation, told VICE back in 2007: 'They [the farm workers] would come in especially for [her]. Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on February 13, 2015: Years ago, I went to Sarawak to visit the Orangutans. haha). It shows that that orangutan has become dependent on human beings,” Jamartin said. James Kenny (author) from Birmingham, England on September 30, 2012: Hi Kathleen I had a similar experience at a zoo with a big male who was in an enclosure behind glass. He says there have been cases where gorillas attacked and … Then there is the story of Oliver the "humanzee", whose vaguely human-like looks and behavior sparked rumors that he was a human-chimp hybrid. So it’s likely, that a large portion of males may travel more at least 100 miles away from their mothers. Thanks for a very interesting and informative article. I really enjoying learning more about Orangutans. If an orangutan feels that it is being threatened or that a human is invading its environment or habitat, it will... See full answer below. An excellent article, thank you and voted up. Orangutans use same medicinal plants as people to treat muscle pain for the 'first time ever' Apes observed use similar plant based treatment to one used by the local indigenous population . A An orangutan tried to have sex with Actress Julia Roberts but was prevented by a film crew. 4. Separate or even a chimpanzee bit about orangutans was an interesting report creatures. 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