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How can you measure the size of an orangutan from afar? Using a laser camera! The 📸📸
We place the three points of the laser on certain body parts of the orangutans to calculate their sizes from a picture. One of our team members, Ulil, used the laser camera to take pictures of Islo, a resident flanged male. We can use this information to learn more about how the development of flanges (big cheekpads) in male orangutans. Very cool research! 📷: Ulil
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