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Themenwelt: Pongoland
  • Sumatra orangutan
  • Sumatra orangutan
  • Sumatra orangutan
  • Sumatra orangutan
  • Sumatra orangutan
  • Sumatra orangutan
  • Sumatra orangutan
  • Sumatra orangutan

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According to phylogeny orangutans are the oldest of the great apes and it is assumed that they have been around for over 15 million years. With their long arms and fingers they are perfectly adapted to life in the trees and spend very little time on the ground. The males are solitary and very territorial with access to several females within their territory. Males use loud long calls to make their position known for oestrous
females to track them down.

Classification:

Order: primates, family: hominids / great apes

Diet:

Fruits, fresh leaves, new shoots, eggs and small animals

Habitat:

Tropical peat swamp forests of the South-east Asian island of Sumatra

Reproduction:

Gestation period: 227–301 days, one offspring; suckling period: up to 3 years; sexual maturity at 6–8 years; maximum life span: 50 years

Status according to Red List/ distribution area

Critically endangered (CR)

Status according to Red List:Critically endangered (CR)

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