The Little Rock Zoo

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Information about Bornean Orangutans

Bornean Orangutan is native to the island borneo, located at the centre of Maritime of Southeast Asia. Their life span is between 35 to 40 years in the wild, but can live up to 60 years in captivity.

Makes are typically larger than females. Males can weigh between 50 to 90 kg (110 to 199 lbs) and be between 1.2 and 1.4 meters (4 to 4.7 ft) long. Females can weigh between 30 to 50 kg (66 to 110 lbs) and be between 1 and 1.2m (3.3 and 4 ft) long.

Baby apes stay with their mothers for about 8-9 years, that is a longer childhood than other apes

. Newborn Bornean Orangutan nurse from their mothers every 3 to 4 hours and start receiving soft foods from their mother’s lips at about the age of 4 months. During the first year, they hang on their mothers body, by gripping on their mother’s fur.

They are a very social animal. Between 2 and 3 territories of Bornean Orangutan can over lap for they can interact with each other for a short period of time.

They typically eat fruit from trees, bark, shoots, and bird eggs. They also have been known to eat insects and use a spare to catch cat fish.

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