Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
ORANG-UTAN. The naturalists have given the name Satyr to this animal because ot its resemblance to man and beast, the face, head, ears, beard and whiskers, the long arms and large hands all being wonderfully like those of a human being; while the shaggy coat of hair suggests the brute. It is not strange that the superstitious natives should think the Orang-utan a human being gone wild. The picture represents this Ape at rest in its forest home, both hands lightly holding to a vine, while the fingers of the left are laid upon the forehead. The great strength of the hands and arms, as well as of the broad shoulders, are distinctly shown and the face recalls that of human beings one has frequently seen. (Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
Author Alfred Edmund Brehm; Wilhelm Haacke; Eduard Pechuël-Loesche; Richard Schmidtlein.
Full title Brehm's Life of animals : a complete natural history for popular home instruction and for the use of schools.
The Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) is a species of orangutan native to the island of Borneo. The Bornean orangutan lives in tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests in the Bornean lowlands and mountainous areas. It can be found in the two Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak, and three of the four Indonesian Provinces of Kalimantan.