Animals of the world, Orangutan

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  • A large, mainly solitary arboreal ape with long red hair, long arms, and hooked hands and feet, native to Borneo and Sumatra.
  • Orangutans are the world’s largest tree-climbing mammals.
  • Their powerful arms are stronger and longer than their legs and can reach 2m in length
  • Orangutan means ‘person of the forest’ in the Malay language
  • Orangutans travel by moving from one tree to another and usually avoid climbing down to the ground
  • They can live up to 50 years in the wild, average about 40 years
  • The orangutan’s diet includes fruit, such as durians, jackfruit, lychees, mangosteens, mangoes, and figs, young leaves and shoots, insects, soil, tree bark, woody lianas, and occasionally eggs and small vertebrates
  • Whether for a quick nap or a full night’s sleep, orangutans build treetop nests from branches and foliage to bed down in
  • Of the four kinds of great apes, only the orangutan comes from Asia
  • The orangutan’s hair colour, orange-reddish brown is unique in the ape world.
  •  Orangutans do not swim, although they have been recorded wading in water.
  • The main predators of orangutans are tigers

 

References; Nationalgeographic.com, Wikipedia, Britannica.com, BBC.com, Australiangeographic.com, Birdlife.org.au,worldwildlife.com

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