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Where do orangutans live?

Once widespread throughout South-East Asia, orangutans now only inhabit Borneo & Sumatra.

Orangutan hand and foot gripping rope at Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
Archie the orangutan in the trees at Sepilok orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
Bidu-Bidu the orangutan in his nest at Sepilok Orangutan Appeal UK
Rainforest layers
Orangutan teritories

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