Indias last Orangutan Binny died due to prolonged illness

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  • Binny, a 41-year-old orangutan, at Odisha’s Nandankanan Zoological Park died on 29 May following a prolonged illness.
  • Orangutans are one of the world’s three extant species of great apesand are native to Indonesia and Malaysia.
  • Orangutans are currently found only in the rain forests of Borneo and Sumatra.
  • They are considered to be among the most intelligent primates.

  • An orangutan can live up to 45 years in the wild and even more in zoos.
  • They have been extensively studied by researchers for their learning abilities.
  • They use a variety of sophisticated tools and even construct elaborate sleeping nests from branches and foliage.
  • The Sumatran and Bornean species are both critically endangeredaccording to the IUCN Red List of mammals.
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