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Pongo pygmaeus pygmaeus


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


Lowland and hilly tropical rain forest


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LaurieWinters 9 years ago

Thanks Verleen!

VerleenTucker 9 years ago

Great photo!

LaurieWinters 9 years ago

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

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 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 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 9 years ago

Thank you, Satyen!

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Wild Things 9 years ago

Lovely spotting.

LaurieWinters 9 years ago

Thanks CJulen for your nice comment!

CJulen 9 years ago

Great pictures and videos!

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