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Orangutan Pictures

Pictures copyright Rhett Butler. Contact me regarding use and reproduction.

The Orangutan is a great ape with long arms and reddish brown fur. Orangutans are found in the rainforests of Malaysia and Indonesia where they spend most of their time in trees feeding on fruit and plant matter.

Orangutans are highly endangered in the wild due to habitat loss (the destruction of rainforests for logging and agriculture) the illegal trapping of baby Orangutans for the pet trade.


Orangutan hanging on a forest liana in Indonesia's Tanjung Puting National Park

(Indonesia)

Orangutan at Sepilok
Orangutan at Sepilok

(Malaysia)


Orangutan discovers the value of using tools



Orangutan

(Indonesia)


Pair of orangutans climbing a large liana in Borneo

(Indonesia)


Orphaned Orangutan in Central Kalimantan



Large Orangutan in Central Kalimantan


Orangutan at Sepilok
Orangutan at Sepilok

(Malaysia)


Orangutan climbing while holding a bunch of bananas in its mouth

(Indonesia)


Young orangutan feeding while hanging from tree

(Indonesia)


Adult orangutan with fist-clenched

(Indonesia)

Orangutan peaking around a canopy tree trunk
Orangutan peaking around a canopy tree trunk

(Malaysia)


Orangutan with Large Face Plate

(Indonesia)


Mama Orangutan with baby in her lap



Large Orangutan Looking into Camera


Young orphan orang-utan
Young orphan orang-utan

(Malaysia)


Orangutan in Tree

(Indonesia)


Large Orangutan Looks Askance



Young Orangutan attempts to sucks honey out of hollowed log



Orphaned Orangutan in Central Kalimantan



Baby Orangutan in Tree

(Indonesia)


Rehabilitated orangutan lost in thought

(Indonesia)


Orangutan with a leaf in its mouth

(Indonesia)


Orangutan with Large Face Plate

(Indonesia)


Orangutan stands up on two legs



Large Male Orangutan looking at his hand

(Indonesia)


Orangutan wading through the water



Rehabilitated Adult Male Orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) eating a rambutan fruit

(Indonesia)


Orangutan on a rock in Central Kalimantan



Orangutan with a coconut hat and leaf in mouth



Orphaned Orangutan in Central Kalimantan



Happy rehabilitated adult male Orangutan at Pondok Tanggui

(Indonesia)


Ex-captive Adult Male Orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)

(Indonesia)


Female orangutan crossing over the Bohorok river using a wire near the entrance of Gunung Leuser

(Indonesia)


Orphaned Orangutan in Central Kalimantan



Mama Orangutan Carrying Baby

(Indonesia)


Orangutan in Tree

(Indonesia)

Orangutan at Sepilok
Orangutan at Sepilok

(Malaysia)


Large Male Orangutan looking up

(Indonesia)

Orangutan at Sepilok
Orangutan at Sepilok

(Malaysia)


Orangutan making faces

(Indonesia)


Orangutan eating bananas

(Indonesia)


Orangutan with Large Face Plate

(Indonesia)

Orphaned orangutan at Sepilok
Orphaned orangutan at Sepilok

(Malaysia)



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