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The orangutans are the only exclusively Asian living genus of great ape. They are among the most intelligent primates and use a variety of sophisticated tools, also making sleeping nests each night from branches and foliage. They are generally not aggressive and live a mostly solitary life foraging for food. They are the largest living arboreal animals with longer arms than other great apes. Their hair is typically reddish-brown, instead of the brown or black hair typical of other great apes. In Sabah there is only one surviving species which is endangered: the Bornean Orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)

Portrait of Young Bornean Orangutan, Pongo pygmaeus morio, Orangutan

Young Bornean Orangutan, Pongo pygmaeus morio, hanging from a branch

Portrait of Young Bornean Orangutan biting a twig, Sepilok, Sabah

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Photography © Quintin Lake, 2010

Final images are now online at the Sabah Youth Conservation Expedition Website including photos from Danum Valley, Iban Longhouse, Kinabatangan river, Bagang, Orangutan in Sepilok, Palm Oil Plantations and Deforestation, Sabah tea Plantation, Pitcher plants of Mesilau, Kinabalu National park, Palau Sulug Island, turtle Island and the Sabah Youth Conservation Expedition Team

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