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Bornean orangutan

Pongo pygmaeus


Fully developed adult male orangutan


tropical rainforest

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SukanyaDatta 8 years ago

May they live long and prosper! :)

DanielePralong 8 years ago

Today is International Orangutan Day! International Orangutan Day was set with the aim of encouraging the public to take action in preserving these amazing great apes. Native to Indonesia and Malaysia, orangutans are only found in the rainforests of the islands of Borneo and Sumatra. Currently there are two recognized species of orangutan: the Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) and the Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii). The Bornean species is divided into three subspecies. In recent years, orangutan populations have decreased dramatically as a result of deforestation as well as hunting and illegal pet trade. #OrangutanDay
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greenhillsumatra 10 years ago

Hi S Frazier, so sorry if my comment sounded abrupt...i was on migraine medication and not very aware. Anyway...thanks for sending me the link to your blog....a nice read which i have put alink to on facebook. And thanks for using my photo...its one of my favourites.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 10 years ago

Hi greenhillsumatra. Your spotting is featured in the new PN blog post! Cheers

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 10 years ago

Hello. I use my own login: S Frazier, there's no "Stuart" there... I live in Papua, Indonesia and am writing a piece about Indonesian wildlife... Any user is welcome and encouraged to access and use PN data as per the terms of the website. Feel free to browse my collection. Cheers

greenhillsumatra 10 years ago

Dear not stuart (sorry, to ask but why are you using someone elses login?) i live in remote sumatra so dont have alot of time on internet....would love to be able to input alot more detailed info but dont get a good enoug connection very often...
May i ask why are you looking for indonesian spottings....just interested to know who you are and what you are doing.... ;-)

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 10 years ago

Hello. (I'm not Stuart, BTW). Thanks for the clarification. I've been to the area, surveying crocodiles in 1990. It would be great if you could add the detail in your comment to the actual spotting. I'm currently looking at Indonesian spottings for good wild shots, and it looks like this one then fits the bill. Thanks

greenhillsumatra 10 years ago

Hi stuart, thanks for your comment leakey is not a rehab centre, it is the historical research site of proffesor birute galdikas, the rehab centre is in a village far from the forest. This shotmwas taken in the vicinity of camp leakey but the orangutan is a fully wild adult male. I assume you picked up on this because of the close fact i was approx 20 meters away but using a telephoto lens.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 10 years ago

Hello. Was this spotting at a rehab center? Perhaps, Camp Leakey? Please specify in the Habitat box which is for your specific spotting rather than the general habitat of the species. Thanks!

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Kalimantan Tengah, Indonesia

Spotted on Aug 30, 2004
Submitted on Nov 28, 2012

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