Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Apparently Orangutan Smart Science Building Construction

Apparently Orangutan Smart Science Building Construction:
As a primate that has the closest kinship with humans, orangutans have a very good level of intelligence. Proven understanding of the speed of learning and training provided.

One discovery that mengaggumkan reported by a team of researchers led by scientists at the University of Manchester and the film follows the orangutans in the Sumatran jungle. The team also uncovered orangutan nests to see how the nest was built.

The results of their study, published in the journal PNAS reveal that orangutans choose to support a thick branch and twig thin as a pad.
Roland Ennos of Manchester University, a senior member of the research team told the BBC that the behavior indicate that the animal has "intelligence in the use of equipment and construction."

"They showed great technical knowledge in the way they build a nest," says Ennos.

Doctoral student Adam van Casteren who led the research, spent a year in northern Sumatra to follow and study the orangutan.


Together with his colleague, Julia Myatt, from the Royal Veterinary College London, he filmed the orangutans build nests in just five to six minutes.

After the animal is waking up and leave the nest in the morning, Van Casteren climb a tree, sometimes to a height of 30 m, to measure nest.

"I unload each hive and bring it to the tents to be tested," said Van Casteren on the BBC.

Mechanical tests showed that the orangutan "choose a branch based on the structure of the property."

"Orangutan males weighing up to 80 kg," said Van Casteren, "and they nest in high places so that the nest must have a strong structure."

"Orangutans are not only see a tree branch or twig, but they saw a building material," he said.



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