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Tuesday, March 09, 2004

Orangutan

Also spelled  Orangoutan,  also called  Orang  (species Pongo pygmaeus), large manlike ape (family Pongidae) that is now restricted to lowland swamp forests in Borneo and a small part of Sumatra. Orangutans formerly lived in the jungles of mainland Southeast Asia as well, and the principal cause of the extreme shrinkage of their range in the last few thousand years seems to have been hunting by

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