Kingdom : Animalia
                     Class : Mammalia
                  Family : Bovidae
   Scientific Name : Pongo pygmaeus
                  Colour : Red, Orange, Brown,
                                   Grey, Black
             Skin Type : Hair
                 Size(H) : 1.25m - 1.5m 
                                      (4ft - 5ft)
                 Weight : 30kg - 90kg 
                                    (66lbs - 200lbs)
           Top Speed : 6kph (2.7mph)
            Life Span : 30 - 40 years
Most Distinctive 
               Feature : Highly intelligent 
                                with very long arms
            Fun Fact : Known to use large
                                leaves as umbrellas!
  1. Bornean Orangutans are large primates found in the Bornean Jungles.
  2. After the gorillas, they are second largest ape species and the largest tree-dwelling animals in the world.
  3. There are three subspecies of Bornean Orangutan.
  4. They are known to be extremely intelligent animals that are known to make and use tools.
  5. They have red/orange hair covering them in patches with their skin being visible in some places.
  6. Their arms and legs help them adapt to their arboreal lifestyle, with their arms being 30% longer.
  7. Males have cheek pouches made of fat deposits and have throat pouches enabling them to make resonating sounds.
  8. They inhabit the lowlands and valleys in the dense primary forests of Borneo.
  9. They differ from other great apes in being solitary, and share their home range loosely with other individuals.
  10. They are known to have breeding rights on the females entering their territory and breed throughout the year.
  11. The females give birth to a single infant after a 9-month gestation.
  12. The infant is dependent on its mother for around the first 10 years.
  13. The average lifespan of Bornean Orangutan is around 35 years in the wild.
  14. They are omnivores mainly feeding on fruits and supplementing their diet with other plant matter and small animals.
  15. They have very few natural predators in bears, clouded leopards and tigers.
  16. Humans are their biggest threat and have almost hunted them to extinction, for their meat.
  17. Interestingly, they are known to use huge leaves as umbrellas to keep themselves dry.
  18. Human hunting and habitat loss have made them an endangered species today.

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