Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Fact of the Day: Orangutan

The word orangutan derives from the Malay/Indonesian words meaning "forest person".  Originally orangutan did not refer to the famous apes, but people who lived in the forest. 

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  1. Really?? I had no idea! How interesting!

    The-not-so-girlygirl.blogspot.com

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  2. A form of backwards evolution maybe.

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  3. Love these wonderful creatures, although I fear for their future.

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  4. What a lovely photo of Donald Trump or is it a photo of a chancellor of one of the many Springfield cities Universities of the USA??????
    Pity you couldn't get the pairing of Mr and Mrs "Orangutan".
    Oh what a cabinet of Billionaires you will have and NONE with
    experience in government.
    Oh those people who voted for the Messiah are in for one hell of a shock.
    Colin

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    1. The Orangutan population of the Indonesian Archipelago
      which includes Sabah, Borneo etc is protected.
      Actually fiercely protected and God help any souvenir
      hunter like that Dentist from Minnesota who threw the
      Animal Protectionists and all nature lovers into a fury with
      his "trophy hunting" in Southern Africa.
      The protection of the animal orangutan of SE Asia is paramount
      so be warned any idiot hunter.
      Colin

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