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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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FOUR orang-utans made a break for freedom yesterday morning while the Duke of Westminster was visiting Chester Zoo.
Their extraordinary colour, long hair and human-like expressions make orang-utans one of the main attractions for photographers visiting Indonesia.
Interbreeding between Sumatran and Bornean orang-utans, the only great apes native to Asia, ended after zoologists established that specimens from each island belonged to distinct species, she said.
Orang-utans at Melbourne Zoo are taking part in a world-first research project aimed at giving the great apes greater choice and control over how and when they interact with visitors.
And South African animal welfare organisation the SPCA has begged zoo owner Brian Boswell to send Opal to Monkey World in Wareham, Dorset, where she could live with 18 other orang-utans.
Joss was sold for PS25 to a family who didn't know it is illegal to keep orang-utans as pets.
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.
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.
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.