Orangutan is the only great ape found outside of Africa.
The term of “orangutan” taken from Malay words, Orang means person and Utan means. forest. Thus, orangutan means the forest man.
Orangutan is arboreal which means they spend most of their time on the top of tree
Orangutan is also a semi solitaire and rarely in a group.
Orangutan can live up to 45 – 50 years old in the wild.
Sumatran orangutan (Pongo Abelii) shares 96,4 % DNA with human
Orangutan baby will stay with their mother until they are about 6 – 7 years old.
Female orangutan baby can give birth to their first baby on 9 – 12 years old.
A male orangutan has a bigger cheeck pad than female once they hit 20 years old.
The bigger size of the cheek pad shows the older age of the male orangutan.
Orangutan is 4 times stronger than human.
An orangutan’s hand is longer than their body.
Orangutan’s food is varied up to 300 variations of fruits, young leaves, flowers, tree bark, insect and dirts.
Orangutan is also smart in using the tools such as umbrella from leaves to protect them from rain
Orangutan can make their nest up to 3 times a day
Orangutan nest is made from leaves and tree braches
Orangutan is a critically endangered species due to the encroachment activities and illegal expansion of oil palm plantation.
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