Orangutan Species

  • Bornean Orangutan. Types of orangutans
    Pongo pygmaeus. The Bornean orangutan is only one of two Asian “great” primates known to exist, in the region. This species of orangutan is native to the island of Borneo, as is its namesake.
  • Sumatran Orangutan.
    Pongo abelii. The Sumatran orangutan is a genetically similar offshoot of the Bornean orangutan, though the Sumatran variety is much rarer and threatened by extinction.
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