Orangutan Project

Andrea DiGiorgio, a PhD candidate in biological anthropology, will spend the next year chasing orangutans through the jungles of Borneo, gathering samples of their food. DiGiorgio (GRS’18), who received a graduate research fellowship from the National Science Foundation, wants to learn more about primate evolution and conservation. But collecting orangutan food is not easy. DiGiorgio will need to catch falling fruit and climb 100-foot-tall trees, a skill she learned at the Cornell Tree Climbing Institute in Ithaca, N.Y. She spoke with Bostonia about the primates, their diet, and why she’s the one to call if there’s a zombie apocalypse. Read the full article

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