Presentation on theme: "All About Orangutans A teaching resource for elementary school-aged children By: Amber Jones."— Presentation transcript:
All About Orangutans A teaching resource for elementary school-aged children By: Amber Jones
Let’s meet some orangutans. Butet Tom Akmad & Baby Atlas
Orangutans are Great Apes. Mammals Big bodies Opposable thumbs Smart Tool users Bendy lips Endangered
Do you know the difference? Apes No tail Larger brains Longer lives Great Apes: Africa and Asia Lesser Apes: Asia Monkeys Tail Not as large brains Don’t live as long Old-world: Africa and Asia New-world: Central and South America
Sumatra Borneo Orangutans live in Southeast Asia Orangutans live in Southeast Asia. Canada
Orangutans live in the rainforest. So do lots of other things!
Orangutans live in trees. Climbing is easy for orangutans. They have long arms and thumbs on their feet.
But Orangutans aren’t always in trees. Bornean Orangutan Sumatran Orangutan
Males are larger than females.
Orangutans live in small family groups. Mom Kid Baby Neighbors: – Sisters – Cousins
Orangutans are frugivores. But they also eat: Fruit Leaves Flowers Tree bark Seeds Honey Insects Small animals Bird eggs
Orangutans spend most of their time resting, traveling, and eating. Every night they make nests.
Orangutans make and use tools. Umbrella-hats Scratching sticks Dipping tools Fruit-openers
Siswi makes a leaf hat.
Orangutans are an Endangered Species. Problem: Loss of habitat Solution: Protect their habitat
Orangutans are not good pets. Problem: Illegal Pets Solution: Rehabilitation
Orangutans can be rehabilitated. MU used to live in a cage. Now he lives in the forest.
What did we learn today?
If you want to learn more…. Information on orangutans and conservation, check out: – Borneo Orangutan Society Canada – Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme Information about popular apes, check out: – Koko the gorilla – Kanzi the bonobo – Chantek the orangutan