Friday, 31 August 2018

Meet the orangutans: a guide to three species and how they're in danger


Orangutans are beautiful animals, but there isn’t just one type of orangutan, there are three species – and the continued deforestation of their rainforest habitats in Indonesia has put them all in peril
Fri 17 Aug 2018 16.42 BSTLast modified on Wed 22 Aug 2018 15.26 BST
Bornean Orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
Wild Bornean orangutans can live to about 45 and are the world’s largest tree-dwelling mammals, weighing around 87kg and standing some 1.3 metres tall. Their armspans can reach 2.1 metres, but their limbs are used for more than just physical power: they also perform clever feats of hunting, such as skewering fish with sticks.
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