Kingdom : Animalia
                    Class : Mammalia
                 Family : Hominidae
  Scientific Name : Pongo abelii

                 Colour : Red, Orange, 
                                 Grey, Brown
            Skin Type : Hair
                Size(H) : 1.25m - 1.5m (4ft - 5ft)
                Weight : 30kg - 82kg
                                (66lbs - 180lbs)

           Top Speed : 6kph (2.7mph)
            Life Span : 30 - 40 years
 Most Distinctive 
                Feature : Long arms and long, 
                                  orange hair
              Fun Fact : Known to make mental 
                                   maps of the forest!
  1. Sumatran Orangutans are one of the two species of Orangutans that are found in Asia.
  2. As their name suggests, they are found in Sumatra which is an island in Indonesia.
  3. They are also known as the red apes and are the only great apes that are found outside of Africa.
  4. They are the largest arboreal animals in the world, spending most of their lives on trees.
  5. They have an excellent grip enabled by agile and dexterous hands and feet, with their hands being longer than their legs.
  6. They have orange-red hair and a beard, with the males having fleshy cheek pads and throat pouches.
  7. They have opposable thumbs that help them in peeling, picking and holding fruits.
  8. They inhabit the humid, dense tropical forests in Northern Sumatra.
  9. They are solitary animals that spend most of their times foraging for food.
  10. They are not territorial and are comfortable sharing their home rages.
  11. They build nests on canopies by folding branches and sleep in those nests.
  12. The female Sumatran Orangutan gives birth to a single infant after a 9-month gestation.
  13. The infant is born in the tree-top nest created by its mother and is dependent on its mother for the first few years.
  14. They are omnivores, feeding on fruits, shoots and insects.
  15. Interestingly, they are known to make a mental map of forests to keep track of the fruit trees and their ripening time.
  16. They are extremely intelligent animals and share around 96.4% of their DNA with humans.
  17. They are also known to use tools like sticks to gather honey and use the leaves as gloves around thorny plants.
  18. Sumatran Orangutans are critically endangered because of deforestation.

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