Orangutan is a kind of great apes with long arms and reddish-black hairy, sometimes brown and living region of Asia. The term is taken from Indonesian orangutan means forest people. They have a fat body and big, thick-necked, long-sleeved and strong, short legs and bowed, and did not have a tail. Orangutan males measuring 1 to 1.4 meter size 2/3 times the size of a gorilla.
Body covered orangutan brownish red brown hair. They have a large head with a high position of the mouth. Orangutan males have a fleshy temple. They have the same senses as humans, that of smell, hearing, sight, taste, and touch. Their palms four long fingers and one thumb. They also have soles fingers composition similar to humans. Vertebrate animals, including orangutans, it means that they have a backbone and also includes mammals and primates. Currently Orangutan is an endangered animal, because humans are constantly damaging their habitat, are also often sell their babies illegally to be a personal pet. Estimated population in the whole world only amounted to 10,000 head. Currently developed wildlife reserve to preserve their population in various countries.
Orangutans are found in the tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia such as: the island of Borneo and Sumatra in the region of the state of Indonesia and Malaysia. They used to live in dense trees and make nests of leaves to stay. Orangutans can live on a variety of forest types, forest or lowland hills dipterokarpus, freshwater swamp forests, peat bogs, river basins, dry soil above the mangrove swamp, to the forested mountains. In Borneo, people can be found at an altitude of 500 meters above sea level, while relatives in Sumatra has been reported to reach forested mountains at 1.000 meters above sea level.