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Orangutans!!!

Photos, videos, or stories about our furry orange cousins.

Primate:

The orangutans are the three exclusively Asian species of extant great apes. Native to Indonesia and Malaysia, orangutans are currently found in only the rainforests of Borneo and Sumatra. They are endangered due to human destruction of their habitat.

Posting Rules

  • No NSFW content
  • No clearly "trained" side show style content
  • No Orangutans who are clearly in cruel conditions

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Hamlet from Orangutan Island

This is one Orang I was never able to follow up on after the show. I was always curious if he was ever released back to the wild and if so, how he did?

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2024/02/11
20:30 UTC

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lower-ranking wild orangutans: Puji

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2024/02/05
16:47 UTC

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habits of a family of wild orangutans

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2024/02/03
16:39 UTC

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2001 Nyaru Menting orangutan reintroduction project (promotional)

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2024/02/02
17:02 UTC

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Really cool experience at my local zoo.

All I could do was smile.

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2024/02/02
02:44 UTC

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Rieke was one of the cutest baby orangutans ever

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2024/01/30
07:15 UTC

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Remember Harapi? He is just soooo tuckered out from a big day at Jungle School 🥹🌿💤🦧 [OC]

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2023/12/14
10:08 UTC

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Where to buy Orangutan Jungle School in Canada?

I can’t seem to find anywhere to buy Orangutan Jungle School (Seasons 1 to 3) for Canada, and the only place renting it is Love Nature, but they only have Season 2. Where can Canadians watch this show?

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2023/12/10
20:17 UTC

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These orangutans at the ape cam using tools, they're doing it right now! Well, while i'm posting this.

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2023/12/05
17:04 UTC

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Thoughts on the health and development of this little guy?

Many of us who have been following the pair have concerns. Mom carries baby in a way that doesn't allow him to access milk when he wants it. He is 5 months old in this video, and doesn't seem to have changed much since he was a newborn. Just looking for opinions that are perhaps more educated than mine.

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2023/12/04
16:24 UTC

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Animals Being Jerks Orangutan GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

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2023/11/23
22:05 UTC

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Cinta the Orangutan

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2023/11/22
20:42 UTC

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Today I discovered that my adoption orangutan Happi has died from a snake bite

He was still so young and on track to be reintroduced to the wild my prayers and condolences go out to all who adopted happi and all who cared for this wonderful ape

38 Comments
2023/11/22
14:57 UTC

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Jazz's Protective Instincts - Dudley Zoo Alarm Startles Orangutans

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2023/11/22
13:24 UTC

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Orangutan at the Toronto Zoo helping out with facilities maintenance.

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2023/11/19
02:19 UTC

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🦧 on the move

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2023/11/15
01:03 UTC

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LAST DAY for AI Art Contest for Orangutan Caring Week

LAST DAY to get in your submissions for the AI Art Contest! Check out details here: https://orangutancaringweek.org/pages/OCWArtContest.pdf
You have till midnight tonight (EST)!

Orangutan Caring Week
November 12-18, 2023

https://preview.redd.it/dotfd45a3jzb1.png?width=1044&format=png&auto=webp&s=f68c753b03b70aa4d8d4b3787bfd4c938a6567aa

#orangutancaringweek
#OCW

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2023/11/10
14:12 UTC

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If you gave an orangutan a machete what would happen?

I do believe it would use it as a weapon at some points, to fend off predators and if its a male, other males. But i think it would also use it for other things such as:

Cutting thick roots.

Cutting open sturdy plants and fruit.

Potentially chopping up trees to make a pathway for their young and themself. like a primative bridge, through this is advanced...

It might also just, throw it away after a bit, to open up another hand for climbing. Which is a good reason.

7 Comments
2023/11/07
18:42 UTC

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Orangutan Caring Week AI Art Contest

Everyone is invited to participate in our Orangutan Caring Week AI Art Contest! Best thing about it is that you don't need to be an artist! All artwork will be AI generated.

Orangutan Caring Week AI Art Contest Rules

Only one entry per person. Deadline Friday, Nov. 10th, 2023, 12:00 pm EST

Artwork must be created using any AI image generator of your choice (like Bing Image Creator https://www.bing.com/create). Your prompts can be serious or fun, any art style – but prompts must include the word “orangutan”. Let your imagination run wild!
Our prompt for the contest image was created with Bing Image Creator using the prompt “An orangutan artist painting in the rainforest, impressionism”. https://www.bing.com/create

Entries should be emailed to: Orangaware@gmail.com

All entries should be in jpeg or png file format and must include: • Your name: • Email address: • Prompt used to generate photo: • Image creator used: • Permission to use your name when announcing the winner: ___Yes ___No

Winners will be chosen by means of the most “likes” on social media. Albums will be uploaded to our Facebook and Instagram accounts at the start of Orangutan Caring Week on Nov. 12th with voting ending Friday, Nov. 17th and the winners announced on the last day of OCW, Nov. 18th. (Depending on the number of submissions, we may need to include a limited number of our favorite submissions for voting.)

Prizes: First prize: A Virtual Adoption of Papa donated by Orangutan Outreach https://redapes.org/papa/ Second prize: A certificate for trees planted in your name through the Orang Utan Republik Foundation’s Adopt-a-Tree Program https://www.orangutanrepublik.org/get-involved/plant-a-tree/

www.orangutancaringweek.org #orangutancaringweek #OCW

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2023/10/31
11:28 UTC

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Orangutan pumpkin

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2023/10/31
00:12 UTC

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Orangutan uproots nipa palm (Nypa fruticans)

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2023/10/28
21:39 UTC

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Burning question

I’ve had a random question bothering me for a few days and this is the only place I can think of to ask it.

My understanding is that generally orangutans are loners who tend to go long periods of time running into other orangutans.

But… a few days ago I saw some videos from an orangutan sanctuary featuring young orphaned orangutans hanging out and going to “Forest school” together. It looks like a blast and I would love to go to Forrest school. Still I was confused. These didn’t look like solitary animals it looked like a pack or pod or a whatever a group of orangutans are.

So my question is this. Do orangutan sanctuaries that keep groups of orangutans together end up producing more social orangutans?

3 Comments
2023/10/19
19:36 UTC

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Sumatran profile

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2023/10/14
20:59 UTC

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Has anyone adopted Orangutan before? How was your experience?

What I mean by adoption is via orangutan rehabilitation center e.g. BOSF

How was your experience? Are the photos and quartely check-ups that you receive in good quality?

6 Comments
2023/10/09
07:41 UTC

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Mellow soul I had the fortune to see this past weekend

5 Comments
2023/10/03
23:37 UTC

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