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. 

9 comments:

Margaret D said...

I didn't know that...interesting.

TheNotSoGirlyGirl said...

Really?? I had no idea! How interesting!

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Pat Hatt said...

A form of backwards evolution maybe.

Christine said...

Interesting

stephen Hayes said...

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

Jen said...

Such a neat fact!

Huggybear said...

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

Martha said...

I didn't know that! Cool.

Huggybear said...

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