|Copyright: Brian Ollivierre (briano) (20)|
|Date Taken: 2008-09|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2009-03-16 7:43|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|infant orangutan takes a ‘toilet break’ sabah borneo. The orangutans are a species of great apes. Known for their intelligence, they live in trees and they are the largest livingarboreal animal. They have longer arms than other great apes, and their hair is reddish-brown, instead of the brown or black hair typical of other great apes. Native to Indonesia and Malaysia, they are currently found only in rainforests on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra, though fossils have been found in Java, the Thai-Malay Peninsula, Vietnam and China. They are the only surviving species in the genus Pongo and the subfamilyPonginae (which also includes the extinct generaGigantopithecus and Sivapithecus). Their name derives from theMalay and Indonesian phrase orang hutan, meaning “forest person”.|
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