Video: A Rare Look at the Secret Life of Orangutans

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In the vanishing lowland rainforests of , new research is underway to uncover and understand the unique cultural behaviors in wild .

Photographer , researcher Cheryll Knott, and National Geographic Young Explorer Robert Suro have documented rarely-seen unique behaviors such as making pillows, fashioning umbrellas, and displaying regional greetings.

With orangutan habitats disappearing at an alarming rate, the team hopes their research will help to protect this before it’s too late. To learn more, visit


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