Borneo and sumatran orangutan facts

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Borneo and sumatran orangutan facts is discussion very interesting to study, partly because the orangutan is one highly protected species and if you look at some recent cases you will find that the relationship between the orangutan to humans very bad in Sumatran and Borneo forest. Save orangutan is mandatory action that orangutan conservation can work very well (both from the government, society, company or orangutan protection laws).

1. Borneo Orangutan, Pongo pygmaeus, is a species native island of Borneo orangutan. Together with the smaller Sumatran orangutan, Borneo orangutans to the genus Pongo can encounter in Asia. Borneo Orangutan has a long life time for 35 to 40 years in the wild, while in captivity can reach the age of 60 years.
2. Picture Borneo forest development are becoming increasingly diminished.

3. Borneo Orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) had a body weight of about 50-100 kg (males) and 30-50 kg (females) with an average height of 1.5 meters.
4. Borneo Orangutan that consists of three subspecies Pongo pygmaeus morio, Pongo pygmaeus pygmaeus, and Pongo pygmaeus wurmbii.
5. Borneo Orangutan is omnivorous animal though more like plants. The food are fruit, leaves, bark, flowers, bird eggs, insects, and other small vertebrates. Borneo's endemic animals active during the day (diurnal).
6. Subspecies Pongo pygmaeus pygmaeus (Northwest Bornean Orangutan) can be found in Sarawak (Malaysia) and northwestern Borneo. Subspecies Pongo pygmaeus wurmbii(Central Bornean Orangutan) is located in Central Kalimantan and the southern part of West Borneo. while the subspecies Pongo pygmaeus morio (Northeast Bornean Orangutan) found in East Kalimantan (Indonesia) and Sabah (Sepilok orangutan rehabilitation is one of the places located in sabah, malaysia). If you want to see directly the lives of orangutans in their natural habitat then orangutan tours is one choice or you can try borneo orangutan tour to see orangutans in the wild.
7. Borneo orangutan population is more than the Sumatran orangutan. Its population is estimated at between 45,000 to 69,000 individuals (Caldecott and Miles 2005). To participate in the development of the orangutan population then you can join orangutan adoption program.
Borneo orangutan
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Borneo orangutan

1. Sumatran Orangutan or Pongo abelii is among the 11 most endangered mammal in Indonesia.
2. Sumatran orangutan population is estimated only about 6,500 individuals (MoF, 2007).
3. Sumatran Orangutan (Pongo abelii) is almost similar to the Borneo orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) but has a smaller body size. Sumatran orangutan height approximately 1.25 to 1.5 meters with body weight range 30-50 kg (females) and 50-90 kg (males). Another characteristic of the Sumatran orangutan is a great posture, long arms and strong, short legs, and no tail. In his body covered with feathers (hair) in maroon.
4. As an animals endemic of Sumatran, Sumatran Orangutan can only be found on the island of Sumatra. Some areas are a major habitat, among others, in northern Sumatra (Aceh and North Sumatra) as in the Gunung Leuser National Park and Wildlife Bukit Lawang. The last few years orangutan conservation projects have made ​​the Sumatran orangutan reintroduction into the Thirty Hill National Park (Jambi and Riau).
5. The more rare and declining population Sumatran Orangutan caused by damage forest. The Sumatran tropical forests by UNESCO as a world heritage site degradation due to conversion of palm oil plantations, mining, clearing, both legal and illegal logging, settlement and forest fires.
Sumatran orangutan
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Sumatran orangutan