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The World is Going Upside Down

The World is Going Upside Down
by Thomas Vijayan

Orangutan means "man of the forest" in the Malay language. There are three varieties of Orangutan, and the one pictured is a Bornean Orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus). Adult male orangutans can weigh up to 200 pounds. Males have prominent cheek pads, called flanges, and a throat sac used to make loud verbalizations. They mainly feast on wild fruits like lychees, mangosteens, and figs, and slurp water from holes in trees.