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A dominant male orang-utan in his native habitat. Rainforest of Borneo.

Orangutan heals wound using leaves — and triggers big media event

The orangutan is not the first or only animal to self-medicate. Birds and elephants do it too
It will be interesting to see whether other orangutans in the area begin to imitate their new neighbor in using chewed akar kuning leaves to treat wounds. Read More ›