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Species Spotlight: Orangutan

Orangutan and baby

How often do female orangutans give birth?


More interesting facts about orangutans:

Where is orangutan habitat?


Where do orangutans sleep?


How much do male orangutans weigh?


About Orangutans

  • Orangutan


    Orangutans are found only in the lowland forests of Borneo and Sumatra in Southeast Asia.

  • Sumatran Orangutan


    Fruit makes up 60 percent of the orangutan's diet.

  • Sumatran Orangutan


    In addition to habitat destruction and fragmentation, wildlife trade threatens the orangutan’s long-term survival.

  • Bornean Orangutan

    Interesting Fact

    Adult males are distinguished by their large size (five feet long and up to 200 pounds), throat pouch, and cheek pads on either side of the face.

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