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Quick Facts
Native to Indonesia and Malaysia, on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra
Primary Diet Bark, leaves, flowers, insects, fruit
Adult Weight Males: 200 to 250 pounds; Females: 100 to 150 pounds
Lifespan 35 to 40 years
Status Critically Endangered

Orangutan

Orangutans are the largest tree-dwelling animal, and their name means “person of the forest” in Malay. Orangutans and humans share 97 percent of the same genetic material. Solitary animals, they rarely encounter others of their kind in the wild unless sharing a fruiting tree or mating.

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