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Orangutan

Orangutans (also spelled orang utan, orang-utan, sometimes incorrectly orangutang) are two species of great apes with long arms and reddish, sometimes brown, hair.

Orangutans are highly endangered in the wild.

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AP (Sep. 17, 2012) Peanut is the first documented case of an orangutan undergoing a cancer treatment that is similar to that of a human. She began treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma in early August and is expected to receive six treatments of chemotherapy.
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Beware, Mama Orangutan Has a Watchful Eye

Beware, Mama Orangutan Has a Watchful Eye

Reuters - US Online Video (Jan. 29, 2014) Three-month-old Sumatran orangutan Aisha is fiercely protected by mother Indah at the San Diego Zoo. Sharon Reich reports. Video provided by Reuters
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Raw: Orangutan Predicts German Soccer Winner

Raw: Orangutan Predicts German Soccer Winner

AP (May 15, 2014) The outcome of a German soccer match was predicted by an orangutan at a zoo in Dortmund, Germany on Thursday. "Walter" picked his hometown team of Dortmund by ripping the team's scarf out of a ball, and putting it over his head. (May 15) Video provided by AP
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