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Orangutan

Pongo pygmaeus

Description:

Dark brown hair. Baby with light orange colour. A female orangutan that has 2 infant. One 6 years old female which stills follow her. Clinging on to her a male about 3 months old. She was intially sharing her food with the male orangutan. This show of affection could have on a daily basis but seldom captured.

Habitat:

Lowland mixed diptherocarp forest

Notes:

Up on the tree sharing food and bonding. The baby is about 3 months old. Photos taken at Semenggoh Wildlife centre wherw there are about 28 semi wild orangutan. All of the young orangutans are born in the wild. Except for some that have been rehabilitated. Some might only go to the centre once or twice a year. Some are totally indipendent.

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12 Comments

triggsturner
triggsturner 6 months ago

Congrats on your gorgeous SOTW. I hope the little tacker has a chance to grow and flourish in a natural environment. Always a good thing highlighting the plight of these beautiful beings.

Brian38
Brian38 6 months ago

Congrats Bob on a well deserved SOTW! This is definitely one of my all time favorite favorites!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 months ago

Congrats Bob5.. well deserved.

bob5
bob5 6 months ago

Thank you all.

Great capture Bob,a special moment,congrats on the well derved SOTW and thanks for sharing

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 6 months ago

Congratulations bob5, your orangutans has been voted Spotting of the Week! A gorgeous, well-timed family portrait, together with the quality of information you provided and the conservation status of this iconic species, won you the vote.

"A precious moment of bonding and food sharing in a family group of Bornean orangutans is perfectly captured in our Spotting of the Week! The young male clinging to his mother is about 3 months old. Bornean orangutan populations continue to be in sharp decline, with deforestation, palm oil plantations and hunting threatening their continued existence. Like all extant species of orangutans, the Bornean orangutan is listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List. Project Noah member bob5 captured this scene at the Semenggoh Wildlife Centre, Sarawak, Malaysia, where more than twenty orangutans, rehabilitated or born in the wild, inhabit the forest surrounding the center".

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Maria dB
Maria dB 6 months ago

Thank you for adding information. You could add this to the Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation mission: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/9974...

bob5
bob5 7 months ago

Thank you Mark Ridway, DanielePralong,AshleyT and Maria dB. Have added some extra information. Hope it helps.

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 months ago

What a beautiful photo! Were these animals in a protected preserve?

AshleyT
AshleyT 7 months ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 7 months ago

Fantastic shot Bob! Any extra information about these guys? Any story? Thanks in advance!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 months ago

Great photo.

Sarawak, Malaysia

Lat: 1.40, Long: 110.31

Spotted on Sep 16, 2018
Submitted on Sep 18, 2018

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