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The biggest monkeys are apes.

An orangutan is an ape with long red hair.

A grown up male orangutan has cheek flaps.              Getty Images

A grown up male orangutan has cheek flaps.              Getty Images

A grown up male orangutan has big cheek flaps on his face.

They make his voice louder when he calls.

Orangutans live in the tall treetops of thick jungles on just two islands.

Grown up orangutans live by themselves.

Orangutans eat fruit, leaves, buds and tree bark.

Sometimes they eat small insects or eggs.

A baby orangutan holding on to its mother's fur. Getty Images

A baby orangutan holding on to its mother's fur. Getty Images

Orangutans have very long arms to help them swing from branch to branch.

Baby orangutans hang onto their mother's fur.

Young orangutans stay with their mothers until they are 10 years old.

 

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The forests where orangutans live are being cut down.

There are not many orangutans left.


Words

orangutan (say uh-rang-oo-tan)

  • Very large apes that live only on two islands. The only apes with red hair.

jungle (say jung-gl)

  • Very thick forests in hot places, with very tall trees growing close together

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