Orangutan death and scavenging by pigs.


Pongid remains are rarely recovered from tropical rain forests. Observations of a Bornean bearded pig (Sus barbatus) scavenging an orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) carcass and the recovery of an orangutan skull fragment corroborates evidence from Africa and suggests that the scavenging of wild pigs may play an important role in the destruction of pongid remains.

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@article{Galdikas1978OrangutanDA, title={Orangutan death and scavenging by pigs.}, author={Birute Mary F Galdikas}, journal={Science}, year={1978}, volume={200 4337}, pages={68-70} }