Fine art illustration of a Bornean Orangutan. The print is hand-signed by the artist and is guaranteed to arrive in perfect condition. The reproduction of this original pen and ink drawing is done on high quality acid-free archival paper. Call 1 800-913-7906 for more information or to order by phone. Click here for shipping info.
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The Bornean Orangutan was completed on 12.18.2014. I completed the drawing of a Sumatran Orangutan some years ago, and was always disappointed in the results (I've since reworked the drawing and am a little happier with it now.) Perhaps that's why it took me a few years to pick up the subject again and complete the drawing of only other species of orangutan. I might add females with young to the image library at some point. The drawing is based on a photo by and was used with permission.
The Bornean Orangutan is one of two species of orangutan (the other being the Sumatran.) It is native to the island of Borneo, which is the largest island in Asia and the third largest in the world. The Bornean Orangutan is the third largest of the great apes, behind the two species of gorilla. It is the largest in Asia. Large males can weigh about 165 pounds (75 kg) with the females being smaller. They have very long arms which help them navigate the dense jungles where they live. Currently, this primate can be found in the two Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak, and three of the four Indonesian Provinces of Kalimantan. It is highly endangered due to habitat loss and illegal hunting. 100 years ago there were thought to be 315,000 orangutans in the wild. There are now less than 6,600 left in Sumatra, and less than 54,000 in Borneo.