There are two species or types of orangutans.
Where do orangutans live?
Orangutans live in Indonesia and Malaysia on the islands of Sumatra and Borneo. These are the only places where they live in the wild.
What does orangutan mean?
The word orangutan comes from the Malay language and means "person of the forest"-- from the words "orang," meaning people, and "hutan," meaning forest.
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