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Orangutans

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Jack Taylor

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Transcript of Orangutans

Orangutans
Introduction
Diet
Social Life
Appearance
Orangutans have soft fuzzy,reddish brown hair,knowing they have so much hair they don't have any facial hair at all. Their average size is from four feet to around five feet and weigh about seventy three pounds to about one hundred eighty pounds. The head on the orangutan is very interesting because they have a big bulging mouth area which not that much animals have.

By Jack
January 19 2015
A lot of people think that the Orangutans are not important,but they are. Orangutans have a unique lifestyle and cool adaptations. A lot of people are trying to fight for their lives.
Orangutans are omnivores which means they consume meats and plants. But Orangutans love to consume fruits,it makes up to 90% of the Orangutans diet. Orangutans consume at minimum of 317 different types of food items that include bark,insects,honey,bird eggs,shoots and young leaves.

Orangutans live a more lonely lifestyle then mostly any other ape. Most socialization happens between two adult females and their dependent and young infants. Males and teenagers most of the time like to live alone. Orangutan communities are made up of resident and transient wandering individuals of both genders. Resident females live with their offspring in their defined homes areas that overlap with other adult females and their offspring,which could be their soon relatives. One to several female home areas are surrounded within the home area of a male resident,who is their main mating partner.

Adaptations
Orangutans have adapted to have reddish brown hair color so they survive longer in the forest,and also for a better forest environment. Their eyes are dark brown to help protect their big eyes from the blinding sunlight. The orangutan has adapted to have a seven and a half foot arm span so they can grasp on a lot more things. Orangutans have also adapted to have a big toe so they can hold onto things.
Habitats

Orangutans like to live in the rainforest because it’s big trees cover them from the blinding sun. Orangutans also like to live on the island of Borneo because it supplies the food and environment that they need.Southern Asia is a good place for the Orangutans because it is the perfect temperature for them.

Behavior
Orangutans are not the most social animals in the animal kingdom. The adult male Orangutan are the more solitary adult as they play absolutely no role in their babies life.

Life Cycle
The life cycle of the orangutan is interesting. Orangutan females give birth around the age of 15 and only give birth every 8 or so years. When these baby orangutans are born they are born alive not in a egg or shell. The lifespan of the orangutan is around 35-40 years in the wild and around 60 years in the wild.

Why Is It Endangered
Orangutans depend on their habitat to survive but throughout the last couple years Indonesia and Malaysia has one of the most deforestation in the entire world. Logging that is legal and illegal are killing these amazing animals,around 1000 are orangutans killed every year due to pet trade or consumption.
What Is Being Done To Protect Them
People are Trying to find more environmental friendly ways to produce palm oil as well as manufacturers are trying to source their supplies from ecologically sound. Sources has helped reduce pressure on orangutans habitats and To stop pet trade and reduce the number of animals killed and captured by poachers. Rehab programs are trying to give the orangutans a better chance at living in the wild.

Scientific Classification

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Subphylum: Vertebrata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Primates

Family: Pomgidae

Genus: Pongo

Species: Pygmaeus
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Bibliography
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orangutan

http://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/endangered_species/great_apes/orangutans/

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/orangutan/
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