Orangutans are long-haired, orange/reddish-colored primates that live in tropical rain forests. Close relatives of humans, they are among the most intelligent primates, well-exemplified by their sophisticated use of objects as tools. They construct elaborate nests in tree branches to sleep in each night, and use leaves as cups to drink water and for shelter when it rains. Shy, solitary animals, Orangutans spend most of their time in trees, swinging from one branch to another to get around. They forage for food during the day, and while they are technically omnivores, they mostly eat fruit and plants, though they will eat insects, birds and small mammals.

  • Agility: 7/10

  • Charisma: 4/10

  • Intelligence: 7/10

  • Speed: 4/10

  • Stamina: 2/10

  • Strength: 9/10

  • Wisdom: 9/10

  • TOTAL: 42/70
Their intelligence, size and enormous arm span. A male can stretch his arms up to seven feet, a reach that’s considerably longer than their height, which is typically around five feet.

Orangutans cannot swim. While they can walk using their legs, they rarely do, and are therefore clumsy and unwieldy when traveling on foot.

Best Animal to Adapt With
The Orangutan is wise and strong but is deficient in stamina and speed. Their ideal candidates for DNA adaptation would be the Harpy Eagle and Piranha.

Humans are the greatest threat to Orangutans. Their predators include tigers and other large cats, as well as wild dogs, crocodiles and pythons.

Increasing Their Survival Rate
Orangutans are in danger of extinction due to hunting and the loss of habitat caused by logging and deforestation. To find out how to help or to sponsor an Orangutan, visit The Orangutan Foundation International.

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According to legend, Orangutans were bad humans punished by the gods for their evil deeds. They were cast out into the forest and covered with red hair. It was believed that they would kidnap women and take them to the forest, never to be seen again.