Orangutan Information Index
- Orangutan Habitat
Most orangutans in the wild live in rainforests where they enjoy the mild temperatures and plenty of food.
- Orangutan Feeding
Approximately 65% of the diet that an orangutan consumes is fruit.
- Orangutan Reproduction
Orangutan males are ready to mate when they are approximately 15 years of age. For girls it is about 12 years of age.
- Orangutan Anatomy
Orangutans are smaller apes than gorillas. The males are much larger than the females. A full grown male is about 275 pounds and almost 6 feet tall.
- Orangutan Communication
The issue of orangutan communication is one that many people find to be interesting. They have an assortment of both verbal and non verbal methods that they use for this purpose.
- Orangutan Evolution
There is evidence to suggest that orangutans evolved more than 70 million years ago. They are part of the ape family
- Orangutan Predators
The orangutan doesn’t have very many predators by nature. However, they also don’t have very much to defend themselves with so it is a good match.
- Orangutan Social Structure
Orangutans are loners so they don’t develop the same type of social structure as other apes. They are clearly very intelligent though and able to take very good care of themselves in the wild.
- Orangutan Distribution
More than 2 million years ago the orangutan was found in many places. This included areas of India and Vietnam.