Sumatran Orangutan Juvenile Skull


Juvenile-hood and takes place between 2.5 and 5 years of age. The Orangutan weighs between 6 and 15 kilograms, and does not look dramatically different from an infant. It is still mainly carried by the mother.

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Sumatran Orangutan Juvenile Skull Replica measures 10.6 in. Sumatran Orangutan Juvenile Skull is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. 2-part skull (separate cranium & jaw). Sex unknown. California Academy of Sciences cast. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home décor skull, or office décor skull.

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

Sumatran Orangutan 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 Pongo abelii diet. The most consumed types are ants. Sumatran Orangutan or Pongo abelii main diet can be broken up into five categories: fruits, insects, leaf material, bark and other miscellaneous food items.

Studies have shown that Sumatran Orangutan or Pongo abelii in the Ketambe area in Indonesia ate 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 Sumatran Orangutan or Pongo abelii diet are numbered at least 17 different types. When there is low ripe fruit availability, Sumatran Orangutan or Pongo abelii will eat the meat of the slow loris, a nocturnal primate.

Sumatran Orangutan or Pongo abelii in the Suaq Balimbing swamp have been observed using tools. An orangutan will break off a tree branch that is about a foot long, snap off the twigs and fray one end with its teeth.

Sumatran Orangutan or Pongo abelii will use the stick to dig in tree holes for termites. They will also use the stick to poke a bee’s nest wall, move it around and catch the honey. Sumatran Orangutan or Pongo abelii use tools to eat fruit. Sticks are often made longer or shorter depending on whether they will be used for insects or fruits. If a particular tool proves useful, the Sumatran Orangutan or Pongo abelii will often save it.

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Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 10.6 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