The Orangutan is one of the species of apes in the Planet of the Apes franchise. The two species of orangutan are the only great apes native to Asia and live on the islands of Sumatra and Borneo. In the original film series the orangutans were the politicians, administrators, lawyers and priests of the ape society. They are the only species of ape in the films that have orange hair instead of dark colors like black, brown and gray. Male orangutans have cheek pads, as seen in more recent orangutan characters like Nado and Maurice.