Self-care: Orangutan seen treating wound with medicinal plants

Suaq Balimbing (Indonesia) (AFP) – Scientists have observed an orangutan applying medicinal herbs to a face wound in an apparently successful attempt to heal an injury, the first time such behaviour has been recorded. The apparent treatment seen by researchers in Indonesia in 2022, and reported in the journal Nature Scientific Reports on 2 May, is the first time a wild animal has been seen applying medicinal plants to a wound.


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