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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The first revolves around Edward Tyson's Orang-Outang, sive Homo Silvestris (1699), which combines a detailed report on the anatomy of what is now thought to have been a bonobo brought to London a few years earlier with a philological investigation of the meaning and referents of orang-outang," "homo silvestris," "pygmy," "satyr," "monkey," "ape," and "man," all of which appear in the title or subtitle of the work.
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.
The tropical rainforest national park is home to a population of around 2000 orang-outang who are under threat from wide-scale logging.