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Orangutan

Pongo pygmaeus pygmaeus

Description:

Borean Orangutan - This longhaired red ape is one of two subspecies of orangutan. The other is the Sumatran Orangutan from the Asian island of Sumatra. It has extremely long arms that are used to move through the trees. Generally the male orangutan lives solitary. Females with young may form small groups. Feeding usually occurs at small, scattered sources and a single day may be spent feeding at one site. Endangered (SSP) due to habitat destruction and the pet trade

Habitat:

Lowland and hilly tropical rain forest

Notes:

The Lowry Park Zoo

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10 Comments

LaurieWinters
LaurieWinters 9 years ago

Thanks Verleen!

VerleenTucker
VerleenTucker 9 years ago

Great photo!

LaurieWinters
LaurieWinters 9 years ago

Chicquita, Wow! Bet that really was an experience you wouldn't forget!

LaurieWinters
LaurieWinters 9 years ago

I could have watched these guys/gals (taking photos and video taping) all day. Also the Male Borean Orangutan is so incredible looking. He was having a nap, as you can see in video.

Chicquita
Chicquita 9 years ago

A 127kg old orangutan (he's been chipped) blocked my way in the wild 10 years ago, something that you never forget ...

Chicquita
Chicquita 9 years ago

It is my favourite animal. I used to go to the orangutan rehabilitation in Tj Puting, Kalimantan. Love them.

Notice the small differences in their faces between Sumatran and Kalimantan orangutan.

LaurieWinters
LaurieWinters 9 years ago

Thank you, Satyen!

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Lovely spotting.

LaurieWinters
LaurieWinters 9 years ago

Thanks CJulen for your nice comment!

CJulen
CJulen 9 years ago

Great pictures and videos!

LaurieWinters
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LaurieWinters

Tampa, Florida, USA

Spotted on Nov 25, 2011
Submitted on Nov 27, 2011

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