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Orangutan

Pongo borneo

Description:

Only member of great apes that resides exclusively in Asia

1 Species ID Suggestions

Bornean Orangutan
Pongo pygmaeus Orangutan


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4 Comments

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Nice ,,,,

SamanthaCraven
SamanthaCraven 9 years ago

Jealous of your Borneo trip mate! Looks like your twin :p

Marsya Christyanti
Marsya Christyanti 9 years ago

Nice shot. But I think this picture has mistaken name. The Genus Pongo only consists of two species: Pongo pygmaeus and Pongo abelii.
Pongo pygmaeus is the Bornean Orangutan. Pongo abelii is Sumatran Orangutan. If you took this picture from Borneo, I can say that it's a Pongo pygmaeus.
The difference is not distinct. Pongo abelii has brighter and longer hair. I still cannot distinguish them each other :D

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Great shot!

Richard Cottrell
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Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia

Spotted on Sep 6, 2011
Submitted on Dec 7, 2011

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