Species: Pongo abelii (Sumatran)
Geographic Range: Northern Sumatra
Size: 70-190 pounds
Lifespan: up to 50 years in zoos
Conservation Status: Critically endangered
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- Orangutans like to spend most of their time in trees.
- More than half of an orangutan’s diet is fruit.
- Young orangutans may stay with their mothers for 11 or 12 years.
- Orangutans live to be 35 years old in the wild and over 50 years old in captivity.
- Orangutans and humans share 97% of the same genetic makeup.