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Orangutans another of the great apes and they are found on the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Borneo. Orangutans live in dense tropical forests and prefer areas where lots of fruit trees grow. They spend most of their time up in the trees and despite their huge size, they are excellent climbers. We can easily recognize orangutans by their thick, shaggy, red hair and their hairless, wide faces. However, males do sometimes grow long beards which makes them look like wise old men. The word “orangutan” actually translates to person of the forest as they so closely resemble human being. Like the other great apes, orangutans have very long arms and opposable thumbs. This means they can swing through the forest with ease in search of food. The orangutans mostly eat fruit. However, they will also eat nectar, bark, and flowers. And just like the gorilla, they'll also eat ants and termites. Orangutans are highly intelligent primates. They can communicate with each other using a variety of calls and over 20 different facial expressions. Orangutans have high cognitive abilities. That means they can plan before carrying out a task and can problem solve. They can learn to build nests. They can use plants as insect repellents. And in captivity, they're being taught how to brush their teeth and even how to saw wood. Orangutans spend most of their time by themselves and males can be very protective over their territory. A mother orangutan will look after her young for up to 7 years which is very long in the animal kingdom. This allows her to teach her offspring all the skills they need to learn to survive in the wild.

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  • As there are few natural predators in their habitats, what might be the other dangers orangutans face?

    1) Poaching , hunting and deforestation
    2) Killed by electrical lines
    3) Drowning
    4) Getting hypothermia in the cold
  • How do orangutans communicate?

    1) By calls and facial expressions
    2) By shouting at each other
    3) By stamping their feet loudly
    4) By banging on trees using rocks
  • How does eating fruit help orangutans move through the forest?

    1) It provides them with energy
    2) It means they have to climb higher to find food
    3) It provides them with protein
    4) It gives them better eyesight to swing through the trees
  • How long does a baby orangutan rely on its mother for?

    1) 7 years
    2) 10 years
    3) 15 years
    4) 2 years
  • Oranguatns feet look just like their hands, how does this benefit them?

    1) Allows them to grip tightly to branches
    2) Allows them to hop around
    3) They can search for fish with their feet
    4) They can run extra fast
  • Sometimes orangutans build a roof over their nests. How might this help them?

    1) Keeps them warm and dry when it rains
    2) Makes their nest look very tidy
    3) Stops birds nesting in the orangutan nest
    4) Keeps the snow out
  • What skills might a mother orangutan teach her young?

    1) How to find the correct food and move through the forest
    2) How to chase people away
    3) How to swim across water
    4) How to saw wood
  • Where are Orangutans found?

    1) The Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Borneo
    2) Greece
    3) Australia
    4) Philippines
  • Why are male orangutans territorial?

    1) By protecting their territory and food they can attract females
    2) Because they are grumpy
    3) Their territory is the only safe space they have
    4) It is where they were born
  • Why do orangutans build their nests high in the forest canopy?

    1) To keep away from predators and humans
    2) To see more of the forest
    3) To give them better jumping opportunities
    4) To steal bird eggs
  • Why do people also call the orangutan the 'person of the forest'?

    1) Because they closely resemble human beings
    2) Because they have red hair
    3) Because they have large faces
    4) Because they can walk on all fours
  • Why do you think orangutans have such long hair?

    1) Keeps them warm in the cold and wet
    2) Makes them look much bigger
    3) So that they can recognise each other
    4) Gives them camouflage
  • Why is it important for orangutans to understand each other?

    1) To avoid confrontation or fights
    2) So they can share food
    3) Allows them to talk to each other
    4) They can make ech other laugh
  • Why is it important for the orangutan to have opposable thumbs?

    1) So they can swing through the forest trees to search for food
    2) So they can walk across the forest floor
    3) So they can stand on branches in the forest
    4) So they can pick up stiicks
  • Why might orangutans be a problem for farmers?

    1) They may raid and eat their crops
    2) They steal their farm animals
    3) They attack farmers
    4) They destroy farm fences

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