Sumatran orangutans inhabit the island of Sumatra, in Indonesia. These orangutans have been restricted to the northern tip of Sumatra in fragmented forest. Logging has severely limited the range of this species.
Biogeographic Regions: oriental (Native )
Other Geographic Terms: island endemic
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