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Pongo abelii, Sumatran orangutan

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Taxonomic lineage

cellular organisms - Eukaryota - Fungi/Metazoa group - Metazoa - Eumetazoa - Bilateria - Coelomata - Deuterostomia - Chordata - Craniata - Vertebrata - Gnathostomata - Teleostomi - Euteleostomi - Sarcopterygii - Tetrapoda - Amniota - Mammalia - Theria - Eutheria - Euarchontoglires - Primates - Haplorrhini - Simiiformes - Catarrhini - Hominoidea - Hominidae - Pongo - Pongo abelii

Brief facts

Orangutans' crossing in Washington DC zoo

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Life history

Interbirth interval is about 9.3 years, the longest among primates (Wich et al., 2004).

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Similarities between orangutan and human

Orangutan is considered to be most primitive of all apes and is the least similar to humans in DNA sequence similarity. Nevertheless, humans share many unique features with orangutan. Just a few most interesting are enumerated below.

 

Orangutan family, Tampa zoo

 

Orangutan reading newspaper

 

Orangutan baby

 

Orangutan mother with baby

 

Orangutan husband and one of his wife cuddling

 

Orangutan baby

Videos

Orangutans in Tampa zoo, Florida, April 2013

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References

Cover images credit: http://kotomatrix.ru/

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