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Orangutans By: Carter. Classification and Description Pongo Pygmaeus 88-175 pounds Orange, red to gray, brown Young males don’t have cheek pouches.

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1 Orangutans By: Carter

2 Classification and Description Pongo Pygmaeus pounds Orange, red to gray, brown Young males don’t have cheek pouches

3 Biome Tall trees Sumatra and Borneo Soggy and wet Rain forest

4 Life Cycle 1-2 babies every 8 years Stay with mother years Omnivore 35 years wild; 50 in captivity

5 Adaptations Cheek pouches Umbrellas Long arms Camouflage in jungle

6 Reasons for Endangered Status Mercury Deforestation Tigers, leopards, large pythons Kept as pets

7 Conservation 6600 Protected areas in Borneo Orphan orangutan centers Donate money, educate others

8 Fun Facts Arms built for climbing Person of the forest Durian Rarely comes to ground

9 Resources Green,Carl. The Orangutan. Don, Wilson. Mammals. www. Orangutans-sos.kids.org


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