For three days we found no Orangs, but shot a deer and several monkeys.
The habitat of the Gibbons (Hylobates) is more extensive in range than that of the Orangs.
They are more arboreal than the Gorilla, but much less so than the Orangs.
Gorillas have also been said, upon very slight evidence, to be polygamous; chimpanzees and orangs seem to be monogamous.
Like the orangs, they construct rude beds or couches, of interwoven boughs stripped of their greenery.
The heel, which in the Orangs is small, is in the Gorilla strongly developed, on which account it can easily stand erect.
The expression of the face is grave, but less melancholy and pre-occupied than in the Orangs.
As already observed, the Orangs have none of the marvellous agility of the Gibbons.
So numerous, therefore, are these nests in localities frequented by Orangs, that a dozen can be readily found in a day.
For instance, it is entirely absent in all the chimpanzees, which I have examined, while scantily present in all the orangs.