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Name: Orangutan, Pongo pygmaeus

Description: Arboreal anthropoid ape with shaggy reddish-brown coat, very long arms, and no tail.

Location: Borneo and Sumatra

Special Features:

  • No tail
  • Very long arms
  • Can grow over four feet tall
  • Males can weigh over 300 pounds
  • Can live over 60 years
  • Thumbs and toes are opposable
  • Extremely strong
  • Mostly diurnal
  • Extremely intelligent
  • Diet: Primarily eat fruit, but also young leaves, bark, flowers, honey, insects, and vines.

    Neat Fact: Orangutans’ arms stretch out longer than their body, over 7 feet, from fingertip to fingertip.

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