ORANGUTAN

Species: Pongo abelii (Sumatran)
Geographic Range: Northern Sumatra
Size: 70-190 pounds
Lifespan: up to 50 years in zoos
Conservation Status: Critically endangered
Como’s Orangutans
Find them with the Primates Map
Fun Facts
  • Orangutans like to spend most of their time in trees.
  • More than half of an orangutan’s diet is fruit.
  • Young orangutans may stay with their mothers for 11 or 12 years.
  • Orangutans live to be 35 years old in the wild and over 50 years old in captivity.
  • Orangutans and humans share 97% of the same genetic makeup.