The life of an orangutan starts when he is a baby (obviously). The orangutan is not born from eggs because he is a mammal. The orangutan is born an only child which means he has no siblings, there is sometimes a chance that another oranguutan is born but that chance is very rare. Orangutans live with thier mum for 7-8 years and then they go into the wild by themselves. Once they do, they learn the ability to think, reason and mimic. They can copy things that humans do such as DIY, washing socks or even walking dogs. Orangutans have the life span of around 40 years in the wild but in protected areas they can live up to 60 years.