15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
An old orangutan with a deadly tumor.
An orangutan has been photographed here. The name "orangutan" (also written orang-utan, orang utan, orangutang, and ourang-outang) is derived from the Malay and Indonesian words orang meaning "person" and hutan meaning "forest", thus "person of the forest". Orang Hutan was originally not used to refer to apes, but to forest-dwelling humans.
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