National Geographic

@natgeo 10 months ago
Photo by @timlaman | “Let me show you my foot!” A Tapanuli orangutan male shows off his impressive foot, complete with a long and opposable big toe. This is one reason orangutans are such amazing climbers–long toes, and the ability to grip with their big toe. But having these great adaptations for forest life won’t do them much good if they don’t have any forest left. Tapanuli orangutans, a new species discovered in 2017, is under serious threat in the only area in which they are found, a small area of Sumatra, Indonesia. Follow me @TimLaman to learn more about this rarest great ape. #orangutan #tapanuliorangutan #tapanuli #sumatra #indonesia #endangered #endangeredspecies

Photo by @timlaman | “Let me show you my foot!” A Tapanuli orangutan male shows off his impressive foot, complete with a long and opposable big toe. This is one reason orangutans are such amazing climbers–long toes, and the ability to grip with their big toe. But having these great adaptations for forest life won’t do them much good if they don’t have any forest left. Tapanuli orangutans, a new species discovered in 2017, is under serious threat in the only area in which they are found, a small area of Sumatra, Indonesia. Follow me @TimLaman to learn more about this rarest great ape. #orangutan #tapanuliorangutan #tapanuli #sumatra #indonesia #endangered #endangeredspecies