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Sabah-based researcher among scientists who identified new orangutan species


Gorgeous flanged male of the new species of orangutan, Pongo tapanuliensis, found south of Lake Toba in Sumatra. Picture courtesy of Andrew Walmsley.

Gorgeous flanged male of the new species of orangutan, Pongo tapanuliensis, found south of Lake Toba in Sumatra. Picture courtesy of Andrew Walmsley.

KOTA KINABALU: A Sabah-based wildlife researcher was among a team of international scientists who have helped identify a new orangutan species.

Dr Benoit Goossens, director of NGO research outfit Danau Girang Field Centre, was among wildlife experts involved in the discovery of the Pongo tapanuliensis or Tapanuli orangutan found at three Tapanuli districts in northern Sumatra.

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