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2) Members of this group, which include both the monkeys and the apes, are found mainly in tropical rain forests around the world. The orangutan shown here lives only on the south Pacific islands of Borneo and Sumatra. Adult male orangutan climbs low in the trees in a tropical rain forest.
Notes: Adult male orangutan climbs low in the trees in a tropical rain forest.
Scientific name: Pongo pygmaeus
orangutan -- o-RANG-ah-tan
Photo © by: Diana Mossman

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