Bornean Orangutans


The common name of this endangered species is "Bornean Orangutan". The scientific name is "Pongo pygmaeus".

Physical Adaptations

#1) Very long arms

I will add very high trees to the zoo so the orangutans can swing around and find fruit in the trees.

#2) Legs are short

I will also add really short trees to the zoo so the orangutans can reach fruit from the ground.

Behavioral Adaptations

#1) Sleep at night in nests

I will add a lot of vegetation to the zoo so the orangutans can make their nests with it.

#2) Older ones mostly walk on their fists

I will add a soft ground to the zoo so the orangutans' fists won't get hurt.

Impact of Introducing Species to the Producers

The impact of introducing this endangered species to producers in my zoo is the orangutans will eat the producers because leaves and flowers are in their food diet.

Why Species is on the Endangered List

The Bornean orangutan species is on the endangered species list because in the past, they were hunted in the majority of their Southeast Asian range. But today, the main threat to this species is the loss of habitat. In the past 20 years, 80% of orangutan habitats have been lost to illegal logging, gold mining, and conversion to permanent agriculture, in particular oil palm plantations.

Original Habitat Location

To the right, there is a map of the Bornean orangutan's habitat location (the red island is Borneo). The habitats' locations are lowland and hilly tropical rainforests at elevations up to 800 meters above sea level on the Southeast Asian island of Borneo.