The Rarest Great Ape

The Rarest Great Ape

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 701 , Segment 3

Episode: Rage in the Middle East, Classic Christmas Movies

  • Dec 12, 2017
  • 11:42 mins

Guest: Serge Wich, PhD, Professor of Primate Biology, Liverpool John Moores University and Honorary Professor for the Conservation of the Great Apes, University of Amsterdam Scientists recently discovered a new species of great ape, which is a big deal since there were only six known species before this one was discovered on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia. Maybe it’s no surprise to learn, though, that this previously unknown species, called the Tapanuli orangutan is the world’s rarest great ape. Fewer than 800 survive today.

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