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For orangutans, less food means lowered fertility

  • Tifa Asrianti

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Mon, July 4 2011 | 08:00 am

PREMIUM Ever-changing weather cycles have contributed to the declining population of orangutans, an animal which has a limited child-conceiving cycle, a scientist says.

Boston University biological anthropologist Cheryl Knott said that in the high fruit season, the great apes’ females are more likely to conceive than in the low season.

“Mast fruiting season has between two and seven yea...