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Sumatran orangutan © Ian Redmond
Sumatran orangutan © Ian Redmond

The name orangutan (sometimes spelt orang-utan) directly translates to person of the forest. These large great apes are found exclusively in on the islands of Sumatra and Borneo in south-east Asia. Distinctive by their long red hair and long arms these enigmatic mammals are under threat from extensive habitat loss and land use change for both logging and palm oil production.

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