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orang-utan

(ɔːˌræŋuːˈtæn; ˌɔːræŋˈuːtæn) (ɔːˌræŋuːˈtæŋ; ˌɔːræŋˈuːtæŋ) ,

orang-utang

or

orang-outang

n
(Animals) a large anthropoid ape, Pongo pygmaeus, of the forests of Sumatra and Borneo, with shaggy reddish-brown hair and strong arms. Sometimes shortened to: orang
[C17: from Malay orang hutan, from ōrang man + hūtan forest]
Translations

orang-utan

[ɔːˌræŋuːˈtæn] Norangután m

orang-utan

orang-utang, orangutan, orang-outan [ˌɔːˌræŋuˈtæn] norang-outan m

orang-utan

[ɔːˌræŋuːˈtæn] norango, orangutan m inv

orang-utan

(ˈoːrӕŋˈuːtӕn) noun
a type of large, man-like ape.
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Workers from International Animal Rescue (IAR), based in Uckfield, East Sussex, have helped rescue more than 20 orang-utans from burnt forests in Ketapang in the past few months.
In the last few months, a team International Animal Rescue (IAR) has been working round the clock to save orang-utans from burning forests in Ketapang, West Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo.
Bornean orang-utans share 97% cent of the same DNA as humans, and are critically endangered in the wild.
They will be home to a number of animals classed as critically endangered in the wild, including Visayan warty pigs, Sumatran tigers and orang-utans.
The study conducted on chimpanzees and orang-utans also suggested that unlike humans, great apes do not prefer deep water dives because they are afraid of finding unseen predators that might be loitering there, New Scientist reported.
SCHOOL VISIT: Kenilworth School sixth formers studying psychology paid a visit to orang-utans at Twycross Zoo
Boon-Mee seemed doomed to share the fate of so many orang-utans in Indonesia, where palm-oil plantations are destroying the primates' tropical habitats on Borneo and Sumatra.
Now he is returning to Borneo to try to find Kusasi once more and to discover whether there is any hope left for the orang-utans in a world where humans are edging out so many species to extinction.
After a visit to Borneo over 15 years ago, the Discworld author fell in love with orang-utans, became a trustee of the Orang-utan Foundation and created his character, the Librarian, in honour of these creatures.
Charlotte MacDonald, Twycross Zoo's living collections curator, said: "In the wild, orang-utans stay with their mother until they reach Miri's age, then disperse to find a male and produce offspring.
The aim of this thesis was to investigate the effects of environmental and biological mechanisms on gene flow and genetic diversity in the Bornean orang-utans, Specifically, I examined the effects of the Pleistocene climatic changes and riverine barriers as well as sex-biased dispersal.
THE plight of tigers and orang-utans in South East Asia has inspired a mother and son team from Aintree to set up their own soap company.