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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A pondering man of the forest

This orangutan or translated from malay meaning "man of the forest" was found pondering about what his next move would be as he munches on a forest fruit. Orangutans learn essential foraging skills from their mothers or peers and are believed to efficiently plan their foraging routes (on what and where to feed).

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Date Taken: 08.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Malaysia
Copyright: © Nicholas Tan