Thursday, May 20, 2010
About animals in the Rainforest
The Orangutans in Indonesia and Malaysia on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra. There are two kinds of Orangutans the Sumatran orangutan and the Bornean Orangutans. In the wild the Orangutans live up to 45 years or more. Orangutan means people of the Rainforest. Orang means people and hutan meaning forest. Orangutans eat, fruits, nectar, honey, bark, leaves, insects and fungi. New born Orangutans stay with their mother until their 7 or 8. In 1900 there were about 315,oo0 wild orangutans. Now there are only about 50,000 orangutans. The Orangutans are getting endangered because the tropical Rainforests, their homes are cut down. Orangutans have lost about 80% of their habitat in the last 20 years.
The Jaguars adapt in the Rainforest by camouflaging in the Rainforest.