orangutan

In more than 20 years of field research, Rakus is the first orangutan to be observed using a medicinal plant to treat wounds. Armas / Suaq Project via Max Planck Institute

Orangutan Healed His Own Wound Using a Known Medicinal Plant

Observed for the first time, an Orangutan Healed His Own Wound Using a Known Medicinal Plant. The primate named Rakus chewed up yellow root and applied it to an open facial wound, closing the sore wit...