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Located

    The Orangutan lives on the islands of Borneo and
    Sumatra in Indonesia.

Diet

    The Orangutan eats tropical fruit and also leaves, bark
    and insects at times.

Habitat

    Orangutans can be found in rainforests as well as other
    forests at higher elevations and near lowland swamps.  
    They will sleep in trees as well as move through the trees
    in search of fruit.

Size

    Male Orangutans weigh approximately 100 - 250 lbs and
    are about 4 - 5 ft. in height.  Female Orangutans will
    weigh approximately 60 - 110 lbs and are about 3 - 3.5 ft.
    in height.

Reproduction

    Orangutans' pregnancy periods last approximately 7.5 to
    8.5 months.  They will most often give birth to one infant,
    but like humans, they can have two at times.
 
Orangutan
(Genus: Pongo)
 
Taxonomy
Kingdom:   Animalia
Phylum:   Chordata
Class:   Mammalia
Order:   Primates
Family:   Hominidae
Genus:   Pongo
Species:    pygmaeus
and abelii
Location
Image
IUCN Status:
Endangered - Critically
Endangered
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