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A Red fox habitat
A large flock of Grandal in natural habitat
Monkey Face
Man of the Forest 2
A Monal is taking view of Silk Route
Head turners
In their own world
Grass Frog
A lone Kudu in a fairy land.
Duck track
tiger crossing river under watch of alert deer
Topi 'Love'
Maple Tree Inn
Green Bee Eater in habitat
Coral snake on pine needles at sunset
17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
Man of the Forest 2

The name orangutan means "man of the forest" in the Malay language. There are 3 varieties of Orangutan, the one in this picture is Bornean Orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus). Adult male orangutans can weigh up to 200 pounds. Flanged males have prominent cheek pads called flanges and a throat sac used to make loud verbalizations called long calls. They mainly feast on wild fruits like lychees, mangosteens, and figs, and slurp water from holes in trees. The loss of their habitat is a big threat to their existence.

TAGS: Borneo, Habitat, Indonesia, Orangutan, Wildlife

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© Thomas Vijayan.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 11.2019
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 28, 2019, 3:14 a.m.
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