Adopt-an-Animal: Bornean Orangutan
Your Adopt-an-Animal donation will be used to support these clever creatures and further the San Francisco Zoological Society’s mission to connect people to wildlife, inspire caring for nature, and advance conservation action.
An extremely intelligent species, Bornean orangutans will often use tools to assist them in tasks. Picking bugs out of small spaces with sticks, using leaves as shelter, and opening fruit with rocks are just some of the ways these resourceful primates demonstrate their advanced mental capabilities. They have several adaptations that make them well-suited for an arboreal lifestyle: arms which are typically 30% longer than their legs, dexterous hands and feet to grip branches as they swing throughout the forest canopy, and flexible hips which give their legs increased mobility.