Animal Facts

Orangutan Facts


Introduction - Orangutans

Orangutans, found only in rainforests on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra, are one of the smartest species next to humans and there are many interesting facts about these intelligent animals. The reason why they are so similar to humans is that about 97 percent of their DNA is exactly the same as ours. When in the presence of humans, they have been known to copy what they see them doing. For example, in studies, Orangutans copied humans who performed a task such as combing their hair, starting a fire or creating a hammock to the point where the Orangutans were able to learn from their own mistakes. It is also believed that Orangutans can communicate with language at the ability level of a three-year old child. Below is a a list of more interesting information about Orangutans written for both kids and adults.

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