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Orangutan

Description:

Orangutans are the only exclusively Asian genus of extant great ape. The largest living arboreal animals, they have proportionally longer arms than the other, more terrestrial, great apes. They are among the most intelligent primates and use a variety of sophisticated tools, also making sleeping nests each night from branches and foliage. Their hair is typically reddish-brown, instead of the brown or black hair typical of other great apes.

Habitat:

Native to Indonesia and Malaysia, orangutans are currently found only in rainforests on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra.



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snakelover1221
Spotted by
snakelover1221

Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malaysia

Lat: 3.21, Long: 101.76

Spotted on Aug 30, 2011
Submitted on Sep 13, 2011

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