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‘Orangutan, heal thyself’: First wild animal seen using medicinal plant

An adult flanged male Sumatran orangutan sitting in a tree.

Rakus, two months after he was observed applying a poultice to an open wound on his cheek. The wound is healed and the scar is barely visible. Credit: Safruddin

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