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Young Orang Utan

Young Orang Utan

Der Orang-Utan Sumatras (Pongo pygmaeus) is a primate of the biological family Hominidae, which includes humans, extinct species of humanlike creatures and the great apes. The word orangutan is derived from the Malay orang hutan meaning man of the forest. Today Orangutans are only found in rainforests on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra. These two small isolated populations were classified as subspecies until recently, when they were elevated to full specific level. Orangutans are highly endangered in the wild.

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