'Orang' and 'utan' are the Malay words meaning 'person' and 'forest'; the orangutan is literally a 'person of the forest'.

Credits

Image: Orangutan by Tambako The Jaguar

Information sourced from:

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (2015), Pongo pygmaeus [online], Available from: http://www.iucnredlist.org/search [accessed 05/07/2015]

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (2015), Pongo abelii [online], Available from: http://www.iucnredlist.org/search [accessed 05/07/2015]

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