Average life span in the wild:30 to 40 years
Size:Standing height, 4 to 5 ft (1.2 to 1.5m)
Weight:73 to 180 lbs (33 to 82 kg)
Protection status:Endangered

Size relative to a 6-ft (2-m) man: The Malay word orangutan means “person of the forest.” These long-haired, orangish primates, found only in Sumatra and Borneo, are highly intelligent and are close relatives of humans.

Mothers and their young, however, share a strong bond. Infants will stay with their mothers for some six or seven years until they develop the skills to survive on their own. Female orangutans give birth only once every eight years—the longest time period of any animal. The animals are long-lived and have survived as long as 60 years in captivity.

Because orangutans live in only a few places, and because they are so dependent upon trees, they are particularly susceptible to logging in these areas. Unfortunately, deforestation and other human activities, such as hunting, have placed the orangutan in danger of extinction


  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...over 4 years ago

    aww just so cute,dawnx

  • yep she is! thanks dawn. perhaps we could have a redbubble trip to monkey world? x

    – ApeArt

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...over 4 years ago

    i would love too, where about is it too,dawnx

  • in Dorset. takes us about 1.5 hours to get there from somerset

    – ApeArt

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...over 4 years ago

    sounds cool, let me know if you manage to arrange something,dawnx

  • Sheila Smith
    Sheila Smithover 4 years ago

    What a scraggy little beauty!:-))))))))))))))) Love it.

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherover 4 years ago

    great shot

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKover 4 years ago

    A BIG star for me, excellent capture.

  • Jellybean720
    Jellybean720over 4 years ago

    Just adorable.. GREAT CAPTURE :))

  • Tania  Donald
    Tania Donaldover 4 years ago

    just utterly beautiful…

  • Sunsetdaze
    Sunsetdazeover 4 years ago

    Very nice shot!

  • Sunsetdaze
    Sunsetdazeover 4 years ago

    Please add camera and lens details for the Nikon D90 Users Group. Thanks!

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