The Orangutan with the golden hair: A short story by Setia Budhi @setiabudhi18

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He’s a golden haired orangutan, at least that’s what the villagers called him….


Sumatran orangutan close up. Craig Jones Wildlife Photography

He is a male of the species of Pongo pygmaeus. This orangutan appears all the time on the slopes of the Müller Mountains, located10,000 meters from the Mantikip Dayak village in the lush green heart of Borneo.

News spreads rapidly throughout the village of the presence of this magnificent creature with the golden hair.

Photo: Craig Jones Wildlife Photography


As a result, leaves and branches of the tree glisten with golden flashes of light. Not only that, plants such as Meranti trees, Balau Wood, Keruing and weeds catch the hairs and become woven in golden threads.


Craig Jones Wildlife Photography. A female orangutan at dawn in Sumatra

From his explorations of the jungle, the orangutan’s golden hair sticks…

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