Pongo abelii / Sumatran orangutan
- tropical rainforest
- Fruits, fresh shoots, but also small animals and birds' eggs
- Gestation/breeding period
- 9 months
- Mode of life
- Solitary or mother with offspring
~ 1.50 m
~ 80 kg
~ 60 years
How endangered are Sumatran orangutans?
by IUCN (Red List of Threatened Species)
- Not evaluated
- Data deficient
- Least concern
- Near threatened
Critically endangered Critically endangered
- Extinct in the wild
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