Orang-utan - "Forest people" from Borneo and Sumatra

Orang utan The translation of the Malayan word "Orang-utan" is "forest man". And indeed do the large Great apes show a lot of human characteristics concerning their facial expression as well as their gestures. Adult male Orang-utans (Pongo pygmaeus) are imposing figures with their reddish shaggy fur, broad cheeks and long beards. In the wild they reach weights up to 80 kg. Male Orang-utans living in zoos and suffering from lack of exercise are often even heavier. Female Orang-utans are much smaller than the males. The face of young Orang-utans is fair-skinned but, like in Chimpanzees, gets darker the older they get.

Which zoos have them?
Brookfield Zoo (United States) and Los Angeles Zoo (United States)

The Orang-utan is listed as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the orangutan
A orangutan group is called a 'buffoonery'.
Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia
Some facts about the

Adult weight : 64.475 kg (141.845 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 59 years

Female maturity :2555 days

Male maturity : 2555 days

Gestation : 249 days

Weaning : 1003 days

Litter size : 1

Interval between litters : 1414 days

Weight at birth : 1.737 kg (3.8214 lbs)

Weight at weaning : 11 kg (24.2 lbs)

Source: AnAge, licensed under CC

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