Pongo is the scientific name of the species of great apes known as the orangutan. There are three species of pongos and they are found only in the rainforests of Borneo and Sumatra. Sadly the wild population is threatened by poachers, habitat destruction and the killing of mothers to take the young as pets.
I will confess, when I saw the large male I heard King Louie from the movie Jungle Book singing in the back of my mind. Oh, oobee doo I wanna be like you…
This is Khali, a 12 year old female.
And this big strapping guy whose hair drags behind him is Sulango, who is 25 years old.