This does look more like an orang-pendek than an orang-utan. I think the two were confused by many early travellers. There might even be remains mis-labelled in Dutch museums.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
RICHARD FREEMAN: Early picture of orang pendek?
Steve Green wrote to me: Found this in a little book I bought for Ann many years ago in Oxford, and thought you might like to see it in view of your recent adventures.The book's entitled TALES ABOUT ANIMALS, by J Bland, published by Milner & Company (Paternoster Row, London). There's no date, but Ann's copy is inscribed "Xmas 1882".