Rango (A Bornean Orangutan)

© Carol Teal

Rango (A Bornean Orangutan)

Uploaded: February 20, 2012

Description

Endangered due to habitat destruction and the pet trade.

Wt: Male: 165-220 lbs.
The male sometimes produces a characteristic long call. This is a series of loud roars followed by bubbling groans and may be accompanied by the throwing of branches. This call helps the male be aware of where other males are located and attracts receptive females. Fibrous tissue called flanges surround the male's face and a large throat sac enhances the long call. They develop the cheek pads, pronounced throat pouches, long fur and long-calls once they gain a home range, which occurs when they are between 15 and 20 years old.

I didn't catch the age of this orangutan, but overheard a zoo worker saying he was the oldest (or one of the oldest) orangutans in captivity. She was amazed to find him on the platform posing for photos, saying she had never seen him up there before. It was $5 zoo day (held several times a year) so it was very crowded and she assumed he was excited over the crowd

Comments

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe February 21, 2012

A fantastic portrait Carol! #1444622

Jack Gaskin February 21, 2012

WONDERFUL PORTRAIT & INFO

REMINDS ME OF ONE AT THE NATIONAL ZOO IN DC 30 YEARS AGO. HE USED TO ENJOY WATCHING TV ...

JACK #9993899

Carol Teal February 21, 2012

Thank you Jeff and Jack!! And Jack, what were his favorite shows...Tarzan, Planet of the Apes, or maybe Every Which Way but Loose? :D #9994929

Cindy Bendush level-classic March 25, 2012

What a terrific face! Big congrats on your finalist Carol! #10054154

Tammy Espino March 25, 2012

Congrats on this awesome finalist!! :) #10054289

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe March 25, 2012

Congratulations on this wonderful image making the finalist round. Good luck to you. #10054364

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe March 25, 2012

Huge congrats and very best luck on this wonderful finalist, Carol!!! #10054541

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic March 25, 2012

Congratulations on your finalist. Good luck in the next round. #10054554

Neal D. Hatcher March 25, 2012

CONGRATULATIONS-GOOD LUCK ON THE NEXT ROUND #10054613

JO ANN CLEVELAND March 25, 2012

Congratulations on this awesome finalist
Carol!

jo ann c. #10054626

Tiia Vissak March 25, 2012

Congratulations! #10054640

Stefania Barbier level-addict March 26, 2012

love that face/... huge congrats!!! #10056058

Mary Timman March 26, 2012

Congratulations on this beauty! #10056899

Merna L. Nobile March 26, 2012


What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Congratulations! Merna

#10058587

Renee Doyle level-classic March 26, 2012

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Carol! #10059264

Phyllis H. Burchett March 26, 2012

Congrats on this wonderful finalist! #10059419

Carol Teal March 26, 2012

Thank you all for your kind comments and support! I have to work a lot this week, so I don't know when I can try to look thru finalists, but I hope I get the chance! #10059825

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