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Orang Hutan – “People Of The Forest” (Bahasa Malaysia & Bahasa Indonesia)

The unique one, of the four great ape species (gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos and orangutans) in the ape world. The Orangutan comes from Asia, while all the others come from Africa. The Orangutang is the only strictly arboreal ape, making it the largest tree living mammal in the world. The rest of the apes are primarily terrestrial. Even it’s bright reddish brown, hair colour, is unique in the ape world. As there’s much to learn about surviving in the rain forest, the mother nurse the young, until they are about six years of age, the longest of any in the animal world. The young males may stay close by their mothers for a few more years after, however the females may stay until they are into their teens. Orang Utans are highly intelligent with an ability to reason and think. This large, gentle red ape is one of our closest relatives, sharing 97% of our DNA.

source: wikipedia, Borneo Orangutan Survival, Orangutan Foundation International

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