Orang Outang

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“The Orang Outang is the Mias of the Dyaks; also known as the ‘wild man of the wood.’ It is a dull, slothful animal, but possessed of great strength. These animals are now confined to the swampy forests of Sumatra and Borneo. Their height has been variously stated, but we have not the least reliable evidence of the existence of orangs in Borneo more than four feet two inches high. The legs are very short, the arms are disproportionately long, reaching to the ankle when the animal is placed in an erect position. The males have a longish beard, and they sometimes develop warty protuberances on each side of the face. The resemblance to man in appearance is greatest in the females and in young animals. The head of a baby orang is not very different from that of an average child; but in the adult the muzzle is as well-marked a feature as in the Carnivora. It never walks erect, unless when supporting itself by branches."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)


Mammals: O-Q


Everybody's Cyclopedia (New York, NY: Syndicate Publishing Company, 1912)


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