Tuesday, August 17, 2010
You will be hearing properly from us in the next day or two. However, to put it in a nutshell: the 2009 expedition from Sumatra did bring back hairs, and Lars Thomas and his team in Copenhagen have identified them as being substantially reminiscent of an orangutan. The nearest populations of orangutans live several hundred miles away. At the very least this would suggest that we have discovered a new population of one of the world's rarest animals. At the very best...use your imagination.