Bornean Orangutan Articulated Hand Replica

$216.00

The Bornean Orangutan and the Sumatran orangutan diverged about 400,000 years ago, with a continued low level of gene flow between them since then.

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Description

Bornean Orangutan Articulated Hand Replica measures 10.9 inches. Bornean Orangutan Articulated Hand Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in the USA. Our precise hand can be used as a teaching tool, museum hand exhibit, home decor hand, or office decor hand.

The Bornean orangutan or Pongo pygmaeus is a species of orangutan native to the island of Borneo. Together with the Sumatran orangutan and Tapanuli orangutan, it belongs to the only genus of great apes native to Asia.

Like the other great apes, orangutans are highly intelligent, displaying tool use and distinct cultural patterns in the wild. Orangutans share approximately 97 percent of their DNA with humans.

The Bornean orangutan or Pongo pygmaeus is a critically endangered species, with deforestation, palm oil plantations, and hunting posing a serious threat to its continued existence.

The Bornean orangutan or Pongo pygmaeus is the second-largest ape after the gorilla, and the largest truly arboreal (or tree-dwelling) animal alive today.

The Bornean orangutan or Pongo pygmaeus has a distinctive body shape with very long arms that may reach up to 1.5 metres in length. It has grey skin, a coarse, shaggy, reddish coat and prehensile, grasping hands and feet.

Its coat does not cover its face unlike most mammals, although Bornean orangutans do have some hair on their faces including a beard and mustache. It also has large, fatty cheek pads known as flanges as well as a pendulous throat sac. The male’s face pad widens as he grows older.

The Bornean orangutan has a lifespan of 35 to 45 years in the wild; in captivity it can live to be about 60.

The Bornean orangutan or Pongo pygmaeus diet is composed of over 400 types of food, including wild figs, durians, leaves, seeds, bird eggs, flowers, honey, insects, and, to a lesser extent than the Sumatran orangutan, bark.

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Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 10.9 in
Bornean Orangutan Facts

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorhini
Infraorder: Simiiformes
Family: Hominidae
Genus: Pongo
Species: P. abelii
Binomial name: Pongo abelii
A critically endangered species is one that has been categorized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.