This photo provided by the Chicago Zoological Society shows a newborn female Bornean orangutan curled up with her mother, Sophia, 27, at the Brookfield Zoo in Brookfield, Ill., on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008. (Chicago Zoological Society/AP Images)
Orangutans are great apes, belonging to the taxonomic family “Hominidae.” Scientists recognize two distinct species of orangutans:Pongo pygameus on Borneo, and Pongo abelii on Sumatra. The Bornean orangutan, Pongo pygmaeus, is further subdivided into three subspecies: P. pygmaeus morio in East Kalimantan and Sabah, P. pygmeus pygmaeus in Sarawak and the northwest part of West Kalimantan, and P. pygmaeus wurmbii in Central Kalimantan and the southwest part of West Kalimantan.
The heart and souls of the rehabilitated orangutans of Borneo capture the true spirit of Malaysia....open hearted, loving, sharing, adventurous, determined and bursting with life! Malaysia is beautiful one moment and simply breathtaking the next. #MalaysiaAus #AirAsia
Bornean Orangutan - A baby Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) named Aurora, with her adoptive mother, Cheyenne, a Bornean/Sumatran cross (Pongo pygmaeus x abelii), at the Houston Zoo. CREDIT: Joel Sartore