orangutan orangutan  /ɔ ˈræ ŋə tæn/


  • (n) large long-armed ape of Borneo and Sumatra having arboreal habits


  1. Destruction and development in Indonesia have imperiled humankind's closest relatives, the orangutan.
  2. It was the orangutan, gasping for breath, near death, discarded by the old man as unsellable.
  3. Give it to an orangutan, however, and the ape will first hide it and then, once you have gone, use it to dismantle the cage.


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  1. "The biggest threat to the orangutan habitat is hunting and illegal trafficking, turning them into pets," said Forestry Minister Malam Sambat Kaban, who was also among the dignitaries to welcome home the reddish-brown primates, whose name mean...
    on Nov 22, 2006 By: Malam Sambat Kaban Source: Washington Post

  2. "Malcolm wants to stop the logging and burning of rare and endangered species like the orangutan in Indonesia, but wants to overturn a court ruling protecting a rare and endangered species in Tasmania. It doesn't add up," Senator Brown said.
    on Nov 29, 2007 By: Bob Brown Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. But Mundine said after beating Acosta he would reluctantly get in the ring with Soliman again, even if his "unorthodox sort of orangutan" boxing style won't make for much of a spectacle.
    on Nov 15, 2006 By: Anthony Mundine Source: The Age

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