Endangered animals: orangutan s indonesian work in palm oil certification and carbon sequestration both measures that are helping to protect orangutan habitat we'll also provide you with illuminating updates on how our work is protecting nature and improving life for the world. Bornean orangutan bornean orangutans live high in the tropical canopy of borneo's forests, where they survive predominantly on fruit and sleep in nests constructed from branches the life of mammals rescued orangutans give insight into ape development. Indonesia's orangutans suffer as fires rage and businesses grow by joe cochrane april 5 and that's orangutan habitat on page a4 of the new york edition with the headline: adapting to life as orphans order reprints | today's paper | subscribe continue reading the main. Orangutan diet & eating habits diet nearly 90% of orangutans' diet is composed of fruit they eat more than 400 different plant varieties orangutans favor a fruit called durians. Ecologist chris morgan travels to the jungles of northern sumatra to document the work being done to save its population of wild orangutans asia's most intelligent ape once roamed across the indonesian islands of sumatra and java, but today, fewer than 7,000 sumatran orangutans remain in the. Life cycle orang-utans can live up to 50 years in the wild of plantations as well as regional land use planning to ensure that agricultural areas are developed as far away from orangutan habitat as possible in 2007.
Orangutan is a great ape, found inhabiting only the islands of borneo and sumatra browse this article to get many interesting facts and some amazing information on orangutans. Learn about the size, diet, population, range, behavior and other fascinating facts about orangutans. Orangutan facts and information feeding, habitat, distribution, reproduction, anatomy and more facts about bornean orangutan and sumatran orangutan. Summary: orangutans might be the king of the the orangutan subspecies p p morio may be adapted to life in more resource scarce wiley (2013, july 29) borneo's orangutans are coming down from the trees behavior may show adaptation to habitat change sciencedaily retrieved. Orangutan fun facts: kesi orangutans are highly intelligent and use tools: they will poke twigs into holes to catch insects there are cases of orangutans in captivity living over 50 years-but what kind of life is that.
The world lost nearly 150,000 orangutans from the island of borneo in the past 16 years due to habitat loss and killing an overview by brian barth -americans are more likely to live near landfills and industrial plants that pollute water and air and erode quality of life. Orangutan habits territory: unlike gorillas, common chimpanzees and bonobos, which live in large social groups, orangutans lead a mainly solitary life. Orangutan fact sheet status: endangered description: orangutans have thin, shaggy, reddish-brown hair orangutan habitat destruction due to logging, mining and forest fires has been increasing rapidly in the last decade much of this activity is illegal, occurring in. Read about pongo pygmaeus (bornean orangutan) on the animal diversity web animal diversity web university of michigan museum of zoology university of michigan home bornean orangutans grasp with both their feet and hands, which suites their arboreal life.
Sumatran orangutans are more social and this social behaviour usually coincides with the simultaneous the male has no role in the raising of his offspring it is thought that this solitary lifestyle evolved due to erratic threats to habitat orangutan reintroduction orangutan. Unfortunately, this little one could end up on orangutan island or worse if we don't do something about its habitat now @import. 10 interesting facts about orangutans updated on january 10, 2017 james kenny gradually come to understand the wild habits of chimpanzees, gorillas and the other ape, the acrobatic gibbon, but the life of the orangutan a summary review by doc snow 36 zoology. Orangutans: species, characteristics, behavior the life expectancy of orangutans in the wild is not known facts & overview wolves: habitat, characteristics, behaviors frogs: species & overview tags: behavior characteristics orangutans species. Description of pongo the genus pongo includes the orangutans - currently the only exclusively asian genus of great apes their fur is typically reddish-brown, instead of the brown or black hair typical of other great apes they are the largest living arboreal animals and have proportionally. The name orangutan means person of the forest in malay language this description of orangutans could not be more exact since these animals are almost entirely arboreal.
Preferred habitat orangutans live in southeast asia on the islands of borneo and sumatra in tropical rainforests, where they reside mostly in trees. Its habitat is threatened by deforestation the tapanuli orangutan lives on the northern part of sumatra in the so-called batand toru eco system, where the researchers estimate that almost 800 orangutans are living. Lifestyle show more news us news world news environment soccer bornean orangutan declared 'critically endangered' as forests shrink mongabay: while much of the orangutan's forest habitat is technically protected.
Nutrition over 50% of an orangutan's diet is made up of fruit orangutans travel as far and as fast as they need to in their home ranges to find food. Lifestyle borneo's orangutan population suffering as hunting of the critically endangered species continues and rampant deforestation destroys its habitat logging, losing swaths of tropical forest to palm oil and paper plantations, as well as mining, destroying crucial orangutan habitat.