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Nest location preferences in zoo-housed orangutans

By Meredith L. Bastian, David R. Glendinning, Alexandra J. Reddy, Elizabeth S. Herrelko, Melba Brown, Elizabeth Renner, Laurie Thompson

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Abstract

Nest building is an advanced and complex activity that wild orangutans engage in, yet they do so on a daily basis and with potential safety consequences. Like their wild counterparts, zoo-housed orangutans also make nests when given adequate materials, yet comparatively little research has...

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  1. Neighbors
  2. nesting
  3. orangutans