Orangutan from Borneo photographed using a spear tool to fish

Tool use among orangutans was first documented by Carel van Schaik. In 1994, Carel observed orangutans developing tools to help themselves eat, while conducting field work in Gunung Leuser National Park, in the northwest Sumatra. Specifically the orangutans were using sticks to pry open pulpy fruits that have "Plexiglas needles" capable of delivering a painful... Continue Reading →

Frans Lanting on the Fongoli Spear Hunting Chimps

It has been far too long since I've updated this blog. I apologize, there certainly has not been a lack of material to share -- just a lack of time and overemphasis on Anthropology.net, which is totally my bad, I don't intend to neglect this site again. Anyways, photographer Frans Lanting recently travelled to take... Continue Reading →

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