Archives for orangutan

06.13.17

From the Field: Julien Louys, Sumatra

From the Field
In 1887 M. Eugène Dubois set out to what was then the Dutch East Indies in search of the missing link. More than a century later, Leakey Foundation Grantee Julien Louys followed in Dubois' footsteps to look for fossils in the caves of Sumatra.
01.08.16

Validation of an Acoustic Location System to Monitor Bornean Orangutan Long Calls

Journal Article
Flanged male orangutan. Photo: Mure Wipfli
Brigitte Spillmann, PhD candidate at the University of Zurich, was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant in the spring of 2010 for her project entitled “The function(s) of a long-distance signal:  The orangutan long call.” We recently featured a summary of her work along with her research report on our blog. Click here to read the post. more »
01.15.15

Orangutan ranging in Kutai National Park

Research Report
Anne E. Russon
York Univesity Anne E. Russon In spring 2012 The Leakey Foundation awarded Anne E. Russon a grant for her long-term study of behavior in east Bornean orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus morio) at the Bendili study area (Kutai National Park). This project focused specifically on orangutan ranging, feeding ecology and spatial cognition. Researchers have studied orangutans in the Bendili and nearby… more »