orang-utan

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orang-utan

a small anthropoid ape, 150 lb, 5 ft tall, covered with mahogany colored hair and with a striking facial similarity to humans. Herbivorous, not very agile and sleeps in trees. Called also Pongo pygmaeus.
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Miow Yen spent her time in the Central Kalimantan park planting trees, and working with rangers funded by local NGO the Friends of the National Park Foundation (FNPF) to build an enclosure for orang-outangs orphaned by illegal logging and the illicit capture of wildlife.
When Miow Yen sent her SOS email asking for help, she emphasised that the money would go not only towards feeding and housing the orang-outangs, but also towards programs for income-generating projects for the villagers.
However, in May of this year, while on a trip to Malaysia via Indonesia, Miow Yen found herself asking friends for financial support for the urgent relocation of staff and animals from an orang-outang sanctuary.