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Explore our wide variety of animal facts and learn some fun trivia about our friends in the animal kingdom.

Interesting Information about OrangutansFun Orangutan Facts for Kids

Check out our range of fun orangutan facts for kids. Learn what they look like, where they live, what they eat, how long they live and much more. Read on for all kinds of interesting information about orangutans!


  • They are found in the rainforests of Malaysia and Indonesia.
  • Orangutans have long arms and love to spend time in trees.
  • Male orangutans weigh around 75 kg (165 lb) while females weigh around 37 kg (81 lb).
  • Dominant male orangutans grow cheek pads, which make them easy to recognize.
  • Orangutans eat lots of fruit, such as figs and berries. They also eat leaves, bark, eggs, honey and insects, depending on what is available.
  • All going well, they may live for 30 years or more.
  • Orangutans are critically endangered due to habitat loss, poaching and other human activity.
  • Orangutans are intelligent animals capable of using tools to solve problems.
  • They sometimes hold hands when learning to climb and swing through trees.
  • Orangutans build impressive nests in trees to sleep in at night.
  • There are three different species of orangutan: the Sumatran orangutan, the Bornean orangutan and the Tapanuli orangutan.

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