Orangutan or other name is mawas is a kind of big ape with long sleeves and has reddish or brown fur, which live in tropical forest of Indonesia and Malaysia, especially in Kalimantan and Sumatera island.
The term “orang utan” is derived from the Malay word, ie ‘person’ which means man and ‘utan’ which means forest. Orangutans include two sub-species, namely Sumatran orangutans (Pongo abelii) and orang utan kalimantan (borneo) (Pongo pygmaeus). What is unique is that orangutans have close kinship with humans at the level of kingdom animalia, where orangutans have a 96.4% DNA similarity rate.What is an Orangutan ?
Lost in the depths of Sumatra, Bukit Lawang is a small riverside town built beside the rain forest of the vast Gunung Leuser National Park.
Home to the orangutan, one of the most endangered species in the world, found only in Sumatra and Kalimantan, Bukit Lawang (‘gateway to the mountain’) is situated 90 kilometers northwest of Medan, the capital city of North Sumatra, Indonesia…
Home of the orangutan, some of the most biodiverse flora and fauna in the world, exotic and diverse wildlife and breathtaking scenery, Gunung Leuser National Park offers unmissable trekking experiences, all easily accessible from the riverside village of Bukit Lawang.
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