Orangutans are associated with the concepts of ingenuity, companionship, playfulness, and community. However, the dream of an orangutan is not typically a positive one.
If an orangutan appears in your dream, it suggests that someone around you is using your influence to further his or her own causes. It may also indicate that your romantic partner is unfaithful to you. The dream orangutan could be warning you to watch out for someone in your waking life who is manipulating you in order to get ahead.
If the dreamer is a young woman, a dream of an orangutan is a warning that she will experience sorrow due to unfaithfulness in her lover.