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Bornean Orangutan Kiss Squeak for Hopeless Romantics

October 5, 2012 by PSE in Sound Of The Day

This kiss-squeak sound is a defensive mechanism orangutans developed to trick intruders or predators into thinking the individual is bigger than he or she really is. Not to suggest the Bornean Orangutan is a pushover, exactly—their strength is approximately seven times greater than the average human’s—but it is an endangered …