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66) The orangutan shown here, adult male on the left and adult female with infant on the right, live only on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra in the South Pacific. Despite their large size (males weigh more than 150 pounds), they spend a lot of their time in trees. Orangutans live in small family groups. Notice the large degree of sexual dimorphism in body size and facial appearance between male and female. Split-screen. Male orangutan on left, female carrying infant on right.
Notes: Split-screen. Male orangutan on left, female carrying infant on right.
Scientific name: Pongo pygmaeus
orangutan -- o-RANG-ah-tan
Photo © by: Nancy Staley (left), Anne Zeller (right)

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