A new version of the Primate Gallery is in development. Unfortunately, the Primate Gallery is no longer available on the me.com website, since Apple recently canceled this web service.
Recently discovered primate species and hundreds of photos will be added to this primatology website.
Orangutans (oh-RANG-uh-tans) belong to the family Hominidae, which includes all four great apes: gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos and orangutans. Distinct species of orangutans live on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra in Southeast Asia.
In the Malay and Indonesian language, orang means “people” and hutan “forest,” thus orangutan literally means “people of the forest.” (zoo.org)
Bonobos are sometimes called pygmy chimpanzees even though they are about the same size as chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). Overall, they have a more gracile, or slender, build than chimpanzees. Also known as bonobo chimpanzee, gracile ape, lesser chimpanzee, or pygmy chimp.
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