Translation of orangutan in Spanish:


orangután, n.

Pronunciation /ɔˈræŋ(ɡ)əˌtæn/ /ɔːˌraŋuːˈtan/ /əˈraŋuːtan/


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    orangután masculine
    • Experts now bracket humans in the ‘hominidae’ family of great apes, along with orangutans, chimpanzees, bonobos and gorillas.
    • He added: ‘When people think of monkeys they think of chimpanzees and orangutans which are actually great apes.’
    • In fact, actually compared to chimpanzees and gorillas the orangutans are really much more endangered.
    • Although orangutans live solitary lives most of the time, they have a complex social structure and are characterized by extreme sexual dimorphism.
    • At the zoo, people flock to gawp at the chimps, gorillas and orang-utans.
    • ‘There are 6,000 orang-utans left in Sumatra and they are losing a thousand a year,’ said Galster.
    • The endangered orang-utans live wild only on the islands of Sumatra and Borneo, and are the largest arboreal mammals on earth.
    • A baby orang-utan - Budi, meaning the wise one - has been born to mum Subis, bringing the total number of Sumatran orang-utans to seven.
    • Besides the more well-known gorillas, the zoo is home to two families of chimpanzees and a pair of orangutans.
    • This scheme will give eight eager, outgoing, environmentally interested young people the opportunity to head into the Borneo Jungle on a challenging three-week mission to help endangered orang-utans.
    • The lifeboat is also occupied by a zebra, an orangutan, and a hyena.
    • There are an estimated 13,000 orang-utans left in Sabah from a population of over 145,000 100 years ago, making this their last stronghold in Malaysia.
    • The plight of the orangutans is very moving and we felt the foundation would be a very appropriate place to raise funds for.
    • The fires have driven orang-utans, already rapidly declining due to forest clearing, into populated areas, where the adults have been killed for food and the young taken for the illegal pet trade.
    • Chimpanzee families really have something to screech about now that they, along with a pair of orangutans, have moved into new premises at the Johannesburg Zoo.
    • An eight-day trip costs around £1200 and may be combined with rainforest trips to see orang-utans or a diving trip to Layang Layang.
    • At breakfast time you can eat with the orang-utans.
    • It has the added advantage of not disturbing the denizens of the forest who assume that the people crossing it are orang-utans!