ISLANDS OF INDONESIA
orangutans are two species of great apes known for their
intelligence, long arms and reddish-brown hair. Native
to Indonesia and Malaysia, they are currently found only
in rainforests on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra,
though fossils have been found in Java, Vietnam and
China. They are the only surviving species in the genus Pongo and the subfamily Ponginae (which also includes
the extinct genera Gigantopithecus and Sivapithecus).
Their name derives from the Malay and Indonesian phrase
orang hutan, meaning "man of the forest". The orangutan
is an official state animal of Sabah in Malaysia.
Sumatran Orangutan (Pongo abelii) is the rarer of the
two species of orangutans. Living and endemic to Sumatra
island of Indonesia, they are smaller than the Bornean
Orangutan. The Sumatran Orangutan grows to about 4.6
feet tall and 200 pounds in males. Females are smaller,
averaging 3 feet and 100 pounds.
Compared to the Bornean Orangutan, the Sumatran
Orangutans possess a lighter and longer pelage, a longer
face, a smaller stature, and flanges that are covered in
small white hairs.
Bornean Orangutan, Pongo pygmaeus, is a species of
orangutan native to the island of Borneo. Together with
the slightly smaller Sumatran Orangutan, it belongs to
the only genus of great apes native to Asia.
ISLANDS TOUR PACKAGES
SUMATRA ORANGUTAN ISLANDS TOURS :
BORNEO KALIMANTAN ORANGUTAN
CENTRAL BORNEO KALIMANTAN JUNGLE RIVER
ORANGUTANS FROM EXTINCTION