Connect with us

Interesting

New Species Of Orangutan Is The Rarest Type Of Great Ape, Studies Say

Now hold your horses! This ain’t Planet of the Apes!

Just when you thought that mankind has already discovered all the land-dwelling creatures, nature proves us wrong. From time to time, our experts manage to find interesting creatures that are yet to be recorded. Oftentimes, it happens right under our noses.

Back on November 20, 2016, somewhere in the mountainous region of Tapanuli, the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme found a lone orangutan.

According to the researcher Matt Nowak, the orangutan was badly injured.

They named the orangutan Raya. Scribbled with cuts on the face, head, back, hands and legs, Nowak stated that the state of the poor ape was terrible. Furthermore, they even discovered some rifle pellets in its body. Unfortunately, the Raya died in captivity eight days later.

On the brighter note, after the studies they conducted, they discovered that Raya was actually a member of a new orangutan species.

They kinda look like Maurice from War for the Planet of the Apes

A youngster peacefully swinging through the tree branches

According to the researchers, Raya was a member of the rare orangutan species called Pongo tapanuliensis or Tapanuli orangutan.

Tapanuli orangutans are a species of great apes that could only be found in Batang Toru.

Map where you can see the new orangutans

Michael Krutzen, a researcher from the University of Zurich, has been studying the great apes for years. The species puzzled him, alongside the other experts all this time until now, when they finally discovered that it could only be found in Batang Toru, a high-elevation forest.

Tapanuli Orangutans are a lot closer to their counterparts in Borneo rather than the ones on their own islands.

Kris Helgen, mammalogist from the University of Adelaide in Australia explained:

It’s amazing that the deepest genetic split between living orangutans has been overlooked until now. The distinctions in skull measurements are really striking, and help make the case for recognizing a new species—even on the basis of only one skeleton.

Sadly, the experts stated that this new species of orangutan is already endangered. Let’s just hope that they eventually find a way to preserve these beautiful creatures.

Others

Rescue Dog Who Ate His Dead Human Finally Receives Love Online

The dog who ate his dead human to survive starvation has now become an internet sensation.

Would you begrudge an adorable-looking pet if you learned his history involved scavenging on the dead? It might be a grisly experience and it’s terrible to imagine how a pet could feed on his owner, but if you learned he did it for survival, would you have a change of heart?

A rescue dog named Rumpelstiltskin, who ate his owner, finally gets recognition for his survival instincts. His new owner, Tyfanee believes that he is the best dog in the world so she puts her in the Facebook page, DogSpotting, to receive that love that he deserves.

Rumpelstiltskin is stealing the limelight as the world finally recognizes his survival instincts.

Continue Reading

Others

Fossils of Airplane-Sized Reptile That Ate Dinosaurs Discovered in Mongolian Desert

Although this creature had wings, it preferred to stalk its prey on the ground.

A gigantic flying reptile that ate dinosaurs once roamed the Earth. The fossils of the creature believed to have a wingspan of a small airplane were discovered in Mongolia, particularly in the Gobi Desert.

Scientists from Japan, Mongolia, and the United States have been working on finding the remains of this prehistoric reptile since 2006, which at that time paleontologist Buuvei Mainbayar discovered the fossil in the said desert.

Researchers said that the winged terror had a 36-foot wingspan.

Continue Reading

Others

Taiwanese Actress Under Fire For Allowing Toddler To Dress Up As Victoria’s Secret Angel

People fear the actress’ daughter will be a target for sick pedos out there.

Halloween is usually celebrated with kids going out for trick or treating in adorable costumes. Parents can get extremely creative with their kids’ costumes. Easily, superhero or monster costumes are everyone’s favorites. However, one mom in Taiwan has taken it to a different level.

Taiwanese actress Terri Kwan decided to let her two-year-old daughter dress up as a Victoria’s Secret angel on Halloween. If you’re familiar with the angels, then you’ll have a pretty clear picture of a toddler in stockings and lacy lingerie. You’ll also expect that the mother will be criticized for her actions and parenting style.

This is typical of a Victoria’s Secret model.

Continue Reading

Trending