Orangutans: The Giants of the Jungle


There are many types of apes in the world, one of which is called the orangutan. Orangutans live in the lowland rainforests of Sumatra and Borneo—two islands in Southeast Asia. To protect them from heavy rains, orangutans have long body hair, especially around their shoulders, which protects them from the rain. They can’t stand on their legs for too long because they are short and weak and cannot hold their weight. Their hands have four long fingers and their thumbs are opposable. They also have large toes, their big toe is also opposable To swing and climb through the trees they use their long strong arms.

Male orangutans have broad cheeks, which make them more attractive to females. Orangutans live in the rain forests of Southeast Asia. Orangutan males weigh range from 59 to 91 kilograms, while females weigh from 36 to 50 kilograms. Their average height is around four feet nine inches. Their diets are made up of fruits, leaves, berries, and nuts. Female orangutans are considered some of the most loving mothers in the animal kingdom.

Orangutans are large and strong mammals. These qualities are what make them truly stand out from other apes and animals.

[Source: The Encyclopedia of Animals]

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