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orangutan

aw ra nguh tan

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

  • With their giant eyes and spiky red hair, baby orangutans are the epitome of cute and that's exactly why they are the most sought-after prey of poachers in Kalimantan .
  • When an orangutan leaps from a flexible branch it also loses motion energy think of jumping off a pile of sand versus one of asphalt and when they land on a flexible branch .
  • Destruction and development in Indonesia have imperiled humankind's closest relatives, the orangutan.
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  • Malam Sambat Kaban in Washington Post
    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...
  • Bob Brown in Sydney Morning Herald
    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.
  • Anthony Mundine in The Age
    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.

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