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How smart are orangutans? - Lu Gao


9,159 Questions Answered

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Along with humans, orangutans belong to the Hominidae family tree, which stretches back 14 million years. But it’s not just their striking red hair that makes orangutans unique among our great ape cousins. Lu Gao shares some amazing facts about these incredibly intelligent great apes from Asia.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Lu Gao
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Director Anton Bogaty
  • Animator Anton Bogaty
  • Sound Designer Weston Fonger
  • Narrator Julianna Zarzycki

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