Borneo Orangutan

Orangutan is a kind of great ape with long arms and reddish black hairy. Sometimes their color is brown and they live in the Asia region. The term is taken from Indonesian and Orangutan means people in the forest. They have a fat body, thick-necked, long-sleeved and strong, short legs and bowed, and they do not have a tail. The male Orangutan is measuring 1 to 1.4-meter size 2/3 times the size of a gorilla.

Their body covered by brownish red-brown hair. They have a large head with a high position of the mouth. Orangutan males have a fleshy temple. They have the same senses as humans, that of smell, hearing, sight, taste, and touch. Their palms 4 long fingers and 1 thumb, and have soles fingers composition similar to humans. Vertebrate animals, including Orangutan, it means that they have a backbone and also include mammals and primates. Currently, Orangutan is an endangered animal, because humans are constantly damaging their habitat are also often sell their babies illegally to be personal pets. The estimated population in the whole world only amounted to 10,000 heads. Currently, it developed a wildlife reserve to preserve their population in various countries.

The Orangutans could be seen in tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia such as Borneo and Sumatra islands in the region of the state of Indonesia and Malaysia. They used to live in dense trees and make nests of leaves stay. The Orangutan can live on a variety of forest types, forest or lowland hills, freshwater swamp forests, peat bogs, river basins, dry soil above the mangrove swamp, to the forest of the mountains. Borneo Island is found at an altitude of 500 meters above sea level, while relatives in Sumatra have been reported to reach forested mountains about 1.000 meters above sea level high.