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Transcript of orangutan
This is an Orangutan
Legend says the Orangutan can talk,
though choose not to because they think
if they are caught speaking, humans will
force them to work.
Species: Pongo borneo
Orangutans have brown/red hair that is very thin and unkept. The Orangutan's have very long arms and strong hands used to make tools. Their long arms can reach more then 2 m in length. Male Orangutans are 4.5m
tall and females ane 3.5m
This is an Orangutan stretching
it's long arms......
The Orangutan is found on the
islands of Borneo and Sumatra
in Indonesia. The normal habitat for
the Orangutan is the tropical rainforest,
though they enjoy living near lowlands and
waterways. Orangutans like these places
because the large amount of food. The
Orangutans choice of habitat gives them a huge
amount of food along with hardly no predators.
This is a map of The Orangutans...
Orangutans are the only
Food and Diet
90% of the Orangutans diet is fruit.
The Orangutans favorite fruit are durians.
Did you know that Orangutans spends up to
6 hours a day eating food such as fruit and leaves. When Orangutans eat leaves, they like
to strip the leaves from branches by dragging
them into their mouths. When feeding their young,
Orangutans sometimes let their babies drink
from their mouths.
Orangutans live a very healthy life by getting all their health
needs including protein, fats, sugars and carbohydrates.
Orangutans get their protein from nuts and their fats
and sugars from fruit. Orangutans also get their carbohydrates
from leaves. Orangutans eat up to 317 foods such as shoots, leaves, insects, bark, honey and baby eggs from birds.
How a Orangutan eats a
How a human eats a banana....
About one century ago, there lived more then
230,000 Orangutans world wide. Now, there are
41,000 Bornean Orangutans and 7,500 Sumatran
Orangutans with a total of 48,500 Orangutans left.
When living in the wild, Orangutans live only 30-45 years.
In captivity, Orangutans live much longer and up to 50 years.
Like Orangutans, many other animals live longer in captivity.
Orangutan's extremely long arms help them
swing tree to tree and support themselves on
branches. Since males have large cheek pads, it
makes them look very intimidating to other
animals. The males dropping throat helps them
yell or call out loud to let other Orangutans
know where they are. Wild Orangutans have also
been seen making umbrellas out of leaves
to protect them from rain. They have also been
seen using wooden sticks to poke in trees and trap
termites. Recently, Orangutans in captivity have been
taught sign language and how to make tools.
Orangutans are highly intelligent and
can use tools!
Now lets turn on some SAD music
as we think about the endangered
Why are Orangutans endangered?
The main reason why the Orangutans
are endangered is that their habitat is being
destroyed by humans and their activity. Indonesia and Malaysia are 2 of the top places of deforestation. More then 1000 Orangutans are killed each year because of us humans. We are tearing down their home just for something as little as palm oil or pulp. If we continue with this,
Orangutans will be extinct.
An Orangutan crying....
Many Orangutan foundations such as The Orangutan Protection Foundation known as OPF helps the endangered Orangutans. OPF has funded 2 rescue places in Indonesia to help them survive. The BOS Foundation or Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation is helping more then 800 Orangutans that need help and a home. Both foundations have a goal of fixing the forest so they can bring the Orangutans back to their habitat.
Help save the Orangutans!