Sumatran Orangutan Female Skull


The Sumatran Orangutan (Pongo abelii) is one of the three species of orangutans. Critically endangered, and found only in the north of the Indonesian island of Sumatra.

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Sumatran Orangutan Female Skull Replica measures 8.4 inches. Sumatran Orangutan Female Skull is museum quality polyurethane cast. 2-part skull (separate cranium & jaw). Made in USA. California Academy of Sciences Specimen. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home décor skull, or office décor skull.

The Sumatran orangutan or Pongo abelii is one of the three species of orangutans. Found only in the north of the Indonesian island of Sumatra.

Male Sumatran orangutans or Pongo abelii grow to about 5.6 feet tall and 200 lb. Females are smaller, averaging 3.0 feet and 99 lb. Compared to the Bornean species, Sumatran orangutans are thinner and have longer faces; their hair is longer with a paler red color.

Sumatran orangutans or Pongo abelii are primarily frugivores, favoring fruits consisting of a large seed and surrounded by a fleshy substance, such as durians, leeches, jackfruit, breadfruit, and fig fruits. Insects are also a huge part of the orangutan’s diet; the most consumed types are ants.

Their main diet can be broken up into five categories: fruits, insects, leaf material, bark and other miscellaneous food items.

Studies have shown that Sumatran orangutans or Pongo abelii eat over 92 different kinds of fruit, 13 different kinds of leaves, 22 sorts of other vegetable material such as top-sprouts, and pseudo-bulbs of orchids. Insects included in the diet are numbered at least 17 different types.

When there is low ripe fruit availability, Sumatran orangutans will eat the meat of the slow loris, a nocturnal primate.

A repertoire of 64 different gestures in use by Sumatran orangutans or Pongo abelii has been identified, 29 of which are thought to have a specific meaning that can be interpreted by other orangutans the majority of the time. Six intentional meanings were identified: Affiliate or Play, Stop action, Look at or Take object, Share food or object, Co-locomote and Move away.

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Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 8.4 in
Sumatran 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
Conservation status: Critically endangered