[ US /ɔˈɹæŋətæn, ɔˈɹæŋətɑn/ ]
[ UK /ˈɔːɹɐŋɡjˌuːtən/ ]
  1. large long-armed ape of Borneo and Sumatra having arboreal habits
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How To Use orangutan In A Sentence

  • Yet the orangutan is a creature who lives alone, seeking out others only to mate--but their fur is an unattractive shade of orange, and they shit at unfortunate times when you visit them at the zoo. By Popular Request--Why Not Moose?
  • Suddenly, I remembered that back in 1978, when I was about the same age, the first Clint Eastwood movie I ever saw was Every Which Way But Loose, in which he co-starred with an orangutan.
  • The rate of deforestation and habitat loss is so great that some scientists are predicting that the orangutan will be the first great ape to go extinct in modern times. TreeHugger
  • Goofing off on a holiday weekend for me means gardening (two blisters worth of digging), starting a new pastel for my primate series (a "cheek padder" adult male orangutan), pigging out on high-end junk food (Vietnamese fried calamari, creme brulee, and $8 martinis from Whitehouse-Crawford, the swankiest place in town), and then burning off the calories on a couple of marathon dog walks. Easter Weekend
  • A Florida Fish & Wildlife investigator thinks the "orangutan" seen in Baker County was just an orange-phase fox squirrel. Archive 2007-11-01
  • I became interested in exotic animals - things such as orangutans and Barbary sheep, or aoudads.
  • Bonnie is an orangutan who has taught herself how to whistle. Boing Boing
  • There is nothing cuter than a baby orangutan with its tussle of red hair bedecking a mostly bald head and big brown inquisitive eyes sparkling with wisdom, curiosity, and soulfulness. Jamie Bechtel: Will Orangutans Become Extinct Before the Conservation Community Gets Its Game on?
  • But there is no single currency by which we can measure the benefit of saving human lives against the cost of destroying forests that provide the last remaining refuges for free-living chimpanzees, orangutans or Sumatran tigers. Does Helping the Planet Hurt the Poor?
  • It is mid-afternoon and the orangutan goes for a snooze in the shade.
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