Pongo abelii (Sumatran)
Orangutans are great apes found in the jungles of Indonesia and Malaysia. They are the most arboreal of the great apes living in trees. They are known locally as “person of the forest”. Their species are considered critically endangered, with their habitat being depleted and also being hunted for the pet trade.
- Male Sumatran orangutans grow to about 1.7 m (5.6 ft) tall and 90 kg (200 lb), while females are smaller, averaging 90 cm (3.0 ft) and 45 kg (99 lb).
- Primarily favoring fruits consisting of a large seed and surrounded by a fleshy substance, such as durians, lychees, jackfruit, breadfruit, and fig fruits. They also eat insects making them omnivorous.
- They can swing through the rainforest at up to 6km/hr
- Strictly in rainforest with large fruit trees.
- With opposable big toes, orangutans can grasp branches, fruits, and much more with their feet. They closely resemble an extra set of hands.