Orangutan

Facts About Orangutan

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Orangutans are the largest tree dwellers in the world. They construct nests at the treetops using leaves and
branches.

Orangutan is the only great apes that live in Asia. The other great apes can only be found on the African
continent, such as Bonobo, Chimpanzee and Gorilla.

Like other great apes, the Orangutans are highly intelligent. They often use simple tools in their daily activities. Orang Utans also teach each other new skills that are passed down to the next generation.

Orang Utans have a life span of 40 - 60 years.

Most of the time, it likes to live alone or in small groups. A male Orangutan fully mature between the ages of 15 - 20 years old.

It develops broad cheek pads and a large throat pouch. Inflating its throat pouch allows it to produce "long call" from as far as 3km to announce his presence and also to attract estrous females.

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Physical confrontations often occur between two flanged
males in the presence of a sexually receptive female. These combats may last for only a few minutes or for more than an hour.

The female Orangutan reaches maturity between 10 - 15 years
old, and was able to give birth to a single young every 6 - 8
years, after a gestation period of about 8 months.

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