You are here
Orangutan, Sumatra (USNM 143588)
Orangutans are great apes and one of our closest living relatives. The Smithsonian Institution’s Division of Mammals (http://vertebrates.si.edu/mammals/) houses many orangutans in its scientific collections.
This specimen, USNM 143588 (http://collections.mnh.si.edu/search/mammals/?irn=7251573), is an adult male orangutan from the island of Sumatra, Indonesia (Pongo abelii) that was collected by W.L. Abbott at Aru Bay on December 26th, 1915. The flash model of this orangutan femur is scaled to 50% in order to fit inside the viewer.
This is a CT scan of the left femur of USNM 143588. These three-dimensional scans are made publicly available through the generous support of the Smithsonian 2.0 Fund, provided from the annual gifts of the Smithsonian National Board to the Secretary to use at his discretion (http://smithsonian20.si.edu/fund.html), and the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund.