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London mayor left hanging in mid-air


August 2nd, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) Mayor of London Boris Johnson got stuck on a zip wire and dangled in mid-air during a promotional event for the Olympics, prompting roars of ... Read more...

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Ang Lee’s ‘Life of Pi’ to release in India first


June 21st, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Director Ang Lee's magnum opus "Life of Pi", featuring Irrfan Khan and Tabu, will hit Indian screens Nov 21, ahead of its worldwide release.It will ... Read more...

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Like in humans, culture influences ape behaviour


October 21st, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 21 (IANS) Like humans, great apes too have the ability to learn socially and pass them down through generations.Researchers have come up with evidence that culture in humans ... Read more...

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Orangutan rides bicycle to promote cycling safety


August 15th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Bangkok, 15 Aug (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Thai government has recruited an 8-year-old orangutan to be the face of the country’s road safety campaign. Thai authorities say the country’s traffic accidents are ... Read more...

Posted in Thailand |

Britain’s fattest orangutan Oshine loses 20 kg after being put on a diet


July 30th, 2011 - 12:12 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Britain’s fattest orangutan Oshine was recently put on a diet and she has also managed to lose almost 20 kgs in the process. Prior to implementing ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Humans switched from living in trees to on the ground 4.2mn yrs ago


January 29th, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): A new study has revealed that early human ancestors stopped swinging in trees and started walking on the ground sometime between 4.2 and 3.5 million years ago.Lead author ... Read more...

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Our genome more closely related to orangutans than chimps


January 27th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): Although orangutans and humans are more distantly related, some regions of our genomes are more alike than those of our closest living relative, the chimpanzee, suggests a new ... Read more...

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Irrfan Khan Or Adil Hussain: Who Will Play Pi’s Father In Ang Lee’s Movie?


December 11th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
However, as per the sources, Adil Hussain, who was last seen in Ishqiya, has been finalized to play Pi’s father and he has already reached Taiwan. Ang Lee reportedly met Irrfan ... Read more...

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Unknown Delhi Teen Bags Lead Role In ‘Life Of Pi’ Movie


October 27th, 2010 - 8:40 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
October 27, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Yann Martel’s Booker winning novel, ‘Life of Pi’ is going to be made into a film. The people who loved the book were eager ... Read more...

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New Delhi teenager Suraj Sharma to play the lead in Ang Lee’s ‘Life of Pi’


October 27th, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New Delhi, Oct 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A previously unknown teenager has been selected by director, Ang Lee to play the lead role of the upcoming movie “Life of Pi”.The movie is ... Read more...

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Unknown Delhi Teen Bags Lead Role In Film Adaptation Of ‘Life of Pi’


October 27th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Oct 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A New Delhi teen has been chosen to play the lead in the film based on the Booker prize winning novel 'Life of Pi'. The unknown ... Read more...

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Oprah Sesame Street Debut


September 22nd, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
September 22, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Recent reports suggest that Oprah winfrey has lent her voice to “Sesame Street” for the very first time. The celebrity will be seen as an ... Read more...

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‘Appu and Pappu’ a kids’ entertainer (Kannada Film Review)


September 18th, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
By V.S. Rajapur Film: "Appu and Pappu"; Director: Anantha Raju; Cast: Snehith, Rekha, Abbas, Jennifer, Komal, Rangayana Raghu and Raju Thalikote; Music: Hamsalekha; Rating: **1/2"Appu and Pappu" is one of those films ... Read more...

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Actor Abbas Returns To Kannada Films After 10 Years


September 16th, 2010 - 11:57 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 16, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): South Indian actor Abbas, who was a big name in Tamil films in the 90s, is coming back to the Kannada film industry after a long gap ... Read more...

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An oraguntan on a diet


September 8th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 8 (IANS) An obese orangutan in Britain is on a diet and she is having only a bowl of fruits and vegetables. Oshine gained weight after she ate lots of ... Read more...

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‘Energy efficient’ orangutans need less food fuel than we do


August 3rd, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 3 (ANI): Orangutans are more economical - in terms of food fuel needs, than any other primate, including humans, a new study has found.According to the research, orangutans need less ... Read more...

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Orangutan gestures have specific intentional meanings


June 18th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): In a study on a group of orangutans, researchers have found that these non-human primates perform gestures that have intentional meaning and are made with the expectation of ... Read more...

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Animal Activists Try To Stop Thailand’s Orangutan Boxing


April 14th, 2010 - 1:46 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Apr 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Animal rights activists are slugging it out with "Safari World" in Bangkok, Thailand. The activists are trying to stop the practice of putting orangutans into a boxing ... Read more...

Posted in Thailand, Thailand Tourism |

Animal lovers slam Thailand’s orangutan kick boxing matches


April 12th, 2010 - 7:13 pm ICT by ANI
New York, April 12 (ANI): A safari theme park in Thailand has been slammed by animal lovers for its macabre way of attracting tourists by featuring orangutan kick boxing matches. Safari World, on ... Read more...

Posted in Thailand, Thailand Tourism, World |

Coolers help zoo animals beat heat


March 19th, 2010 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 19 (IANS) Coolers and water sprinklers are being used at Orissa's Nandankanan zoo to protect animals from heat as several towns recorded 35-38 degrees Celsius temperature. "Coolers have been installed in ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

How Orangutans communicate through dense jungle


March 10th, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): By delving deeper into the long calls of male Orangutans in Borneo, scientists have got new insight into how these solitary apes communicate through dense jungle.The researchers conducted ... Read more...

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Emergence of first molars linked to growth and reproduction in apes and humans


December 30th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 30 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have determined that the timing of molar development and eruption in apes and human beings is closely related to their growth and reproduction.The ... Read more...

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First molars help trace how apes, humans evolved


December 29th, 2009 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 29 (IANS) The development of the first molars is closely attuned with basic aspects of a primate's biology, says a new study. "Knowing the age when the first molar appears in ... Read more...

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Meet orangutan Nonja, the photog!


December 4th, 2009 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 04 (ANI): Nonja, the orangutan, is the new hit on Facebook.The ape placed in Vienna's Schoenbrunn zoo in Austria has been clicking its own pictures, which immediately gets uploaded ... Read more...

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Orangutan’s “kiss squeaks” make them more intimidating to predators


August 5th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 5 (ANI): A new study has found that Orangutans push leaves against their lips, making drawn-out "kiss squeaks", in order to sound more intimidating to predators.According to a report in ... Read more...

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Orangutans can counter dangerous tree vibrations by moving in an irregular rhythm


July 28th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): A team of scientists has found that the orangutan can counter dangerous tree vibrations by its ability to move with an irregular rhythm.According to Professor Robin Crompton, from ... Read more...

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Humans related to orangutans, not chimps or gorillas


June 18th, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): In a new research, a team of scientists has suggested that humans most likely share a common ancestor with orangutans, not chimpanzees and gorillas.The research, done by scientists ... Read more...

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2-mln yr old “mystery” ape fossil evidence of new form of early human


June 18th, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): An anthropologist has determined that a fossil found in a Chinese cave 15 years ago, dating back to almost 2 million years, is from a "mystery" ape, ... Read more...

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Orangutan aborts ingenious escape plan


May 10th, 2009 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 10 (DPA) An audacious break-out attempt Sunday at a zoo in Australia saw a 27-year-old female orangutan called Karta disable an electric fence and use a makeshift ladder for her ... Read more...

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New orangutan population discovered in Indonesia


April 13th, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 13 (ANI): Conservationists have recently discovered a new population of orangutans in a remote area of Indonesia, giving a rare boost to one of the world's most endangered great apes.A ... Read more...

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Did burst of gene duplication trigger human evolution


February 12th, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) Nearly 10 million years ago, segments of DNA in the genome of a common ancestor of humans, gorillas and chimpanzees began to duplicate copies at a greater rate ... Read more...

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Ancestral genome of apes and humans had burst of DNA sequence duplication


February 12th, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the genome of the evolutionary ancestor of humans and present-day apes underwent a burst of activity in duplicating segments of DNA.The ... Read more...

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Orangutans spontaneous whistling sheds light on evolution of speech


December 12th, 2008 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): An orangutans spontaneous whistling is offering researchers at Great Ape Trust of Iowa new insights into the evolution of speech and learning.Dr. Serge Wich and his ... Read more...

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Orangutan under threat of extinction in Indonesia


September 6th, 2008 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Jakarta, September 6 (ANI): A news report by Jakarta Post has suggested that the population of Orangutans in Kalimantan or Borneo Island of Indonesia remained under threat of extinction, despite claims ... Read more...

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Percept Picture teams up with David Dhawan for monkey movie


July 11th, 2008 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 11 (IANS) Percept Picture Company (PPC), known for producing wide range of films, will collaborate with David Dhawan to make a film on orangutan, south-east Asian ape. The film titled ... Read more...

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