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Rango (A Bornean Orangutan)

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Rango (A Bornean Orangutan)
Rango (A Bornean Orangutan)
Endangered due to habitat destruction and the pet trade.

Wt: Male: 165-220 lbs.
The male sometimes produces a characteristic long call. This is a series of loud roars followed by bubbling groans and may be accompanied by the throwing of branches. This call helps the male be aware of where other males are located and attracts receptive females. Fibrous tissue called flanges surround the male's face and a large throat sac enhances the long call. They develop the cheek pads, pronounced throat pouches, long fur and long-calls once they gain a home range, which occurs when they are between 15 and 20 years old.

I didn't catch the age of this orangutan, but overheard a zoo worker saying he was the oldest (or one of the oldest) orangutans in captivity. She was amazed to find him on the platform posing for photos, saying she had never seen him up there before. It was $5 zoo day (held several times a year) so it was very crowded and she assumed he was excited over the crowd
© Carol Teal
Olympus Evolt E500...

 
 
 
Jeff W. Robinson
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    A fantastic portrait Carol!


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2/21/2012 3:48:13 AM

 
Jack Gaskin
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WONDERFUL PORTRAIT & INFO

REMINDS ME OF ONE AT THE NATIONAL ZOO IN DC 30 YEARS AGO. HE USED TO ENJOY WATCHING TV ...

JACK


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2/21/2012 4:57:26 AM

 
Carol Teal
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Thank you Jeff and Jack!! And Jack, what were his favorite shows...Tarzan, Planet of the Apes, or maybe Every Which Way but Loose? :D


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2/21/2012 4:02:08 PM

 
Cindy Bendush
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What a terrific face! Big congrats on your finalist Carol!


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3/25/2012 6:50:10 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats on this awesome finalist!! :)


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3/25/2012 7:11:04 PM

 
Heather Loewenhardt
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Congratulations on this wonderful image making the finalist round. Good luck to you.


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3/25/2012 7:17:18 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Huge congrats and very best luck on this wonderful finalist, Carol!!!


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3/25/2012 7:31:05 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your finalist. Good luck in the next round.


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3/25/2012 7:32:07 PM

 
Neal D. Hatcher
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CONGRATULATIONS-GOOD LUCK ON THE NEXT ROUND


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3/25/2012 7:36:30 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congratulations on this awesome finalist
Carol!

jo ann c.


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3/25/2012 7:37:20 PM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations!


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3/25/2012 7:38:12 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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love that face/... huge congrats!!!


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3/26/2012 2:36:44 AM

 
Mary Timman
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Congratulations on this beauty!


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3/26/2012 6:47:01 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Congratulations! Merna


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3/26/2012 2:35:37 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Carol!


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3/26/2012 5:56:05 PM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Congrats on this wonderful finalist!


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3/26/2012 6:38:45 PM

 
Carol Teal
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Thank you all for your kind comments and support! I have to work a lot this week, so I don't know when I can try to look thru finalists, but I hope I get the chance!


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3/26/2012 8:28:39 PM

 
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