Thursday, February 16, 2012

How endangered are orangutans

We have been reading Running Wild.  There is an orangutan that appears following Oona and Will on their journey through the jungle.  I wanted to know how many orangutans are left in the wild.

What is an orangutans?
An orangutan is a exclusively Asian genus of an extant ape.

Were dose the orangutans live?
They live in sumatra and borneo.

What do they eat?
Primarily fruit, young leaves, bark, flowers, insects and birds eggs.

How many are left in the wild?
7000 but there are 60,000

Did you know orangutans are highly intelligent and use tools: they will poke twigs into holes to catch insects chew up leafs and use them as sponges and use branches and sticks to to test the depth of water be
 four entering it.

Do you know what family orangutangs from?


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