Wild orangutan in Indonesia appears to use medicinal plant to disinfect wound: 'Likely self-medication'

Wild orangutan in Indonesia appears to use medicinal plant to disinfect wound: ‘Likely self-medication’

[ad_1] An orangutan appeared to treat a wound with medicine from a tropical plant — the latest example of how some animals attempt to soothe their own ills with remedies found in the wild, scientists reported Thursday. Scientists observed Rakus, a wild male Sumatran orangutan in Gunung Leuser National Park, Indonesia, pluck and chew up…

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