Quick Facts About Sumatran Orangutans:
  • Orangutan means person of the forest in the Indonisian and Malaysian languages.
  • Orangutans have cognitive maps, often returning to the same feeding sites that they have visited in the past to forage for fruit, insects, and flowers.
  • Orangutans are the largest tree dwelling animals.
  • Everything orangutans learn, they learn from their Mother.

Conservation Status: Endangered
El Paso Zoo Location: Asia