Primate Palate: Orangutans, Obesity, and Human Evolution

March 7, 2018

close up of orangutans face eating a plant

Dr. Erin Vogel shares her research on wild orangutans from the tropical forests of Sumatra and Borneo, illuminating how the diet, behavior, and metabolism of our primate cousins can provide insights on human conditions.


Frequent Geek Cards

Get your card stamped at the information table when you attend SciCafe.

  • Three stamps—get a free drink
  • Five stamps—get a free Frequent Geek T-shirt.
  • All nine stamps— and receive get two tickets to a special exhibition of your choice.
  • Bring three friends who are new to SciCafe to become a "SciCafe Ambassador”—an honor that comes with a free drink!


Show your SciCafe spirit! Best picture posted on social media using #AMNHSciCafe will be selected at the end of the evening to receive geeky giveaways.


The SciCafe series is proudly sponsored by Judy and Josh Weston.

Unseen Oceans programs are made possible by The Dalio Ocean Initiative, as part of its generous support of the special exhibition Unseen Oceans and its related educational activities and public programs.

The SciCafe series is proudly sponsored byJudy and Josh Weston.

This SciCafe event is presented incollaboration with The Leakey Foundation.

SciCafe: Primate Palate: Orangutans, Obesity, and Human Evolution, and related activities are generously supported by the Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).