Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Orang Utan

It's scientific name is Pongo Pygmaeus while its colour has earned it the nickname Red Ape. To the people of Borneo , it is Orang Utan, singular or plural. This local name is a Malay and Indonesian phrase which means Forest Dweller.

This was another kind of species called Proboscis Monkey, approximately 3,000 in Malaysian Borneo. The Proboscis Monkey (Nasalis larvatus) is also known as the Monyet Belanda in Malay, the Bekantan in Indonesian or simply the Long-nosed Monkey.

* This 2 postcards are available for swapping. Kindly leave comment here if you are interested.

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