Meet Rango, our sweet baby orangutan craft! Lorelai named him Rango after she was finished gluing him together. She was so pleased that I made a baby and not an adult. I’ll have to make more infants in the future – she really was pleased! I did most of the cutting on this one (as she was cutting another). I made the outline a curvy and rigid to show the hair, so it was a little too complicated for her to cut. I also didn’t include the vine- you can easily make one with some of the scraps from the paper! Print below!!
Facts About Orangutans
- Orangutans are long-haired, orange primates (mammals) that live between 30-40 years.
- They are endangered animals.
- They are between 4-5 feet tall and can weigh anywhere from 73-180 lbs. (33-82 kg)
- ‘Orangutan’ is the Malay word for “person of the forest.”
- Orangutans have enormous arms; a male’s can stretch his arms up to 7 feet from fingertip to fingertip!
- Orangtan males are very solitary. However, mothers and their young form strong bonds. Baby orangutans will stay with their mothers for six to eight years!
- Orangutans spend most of their time in trees. Deforestation and hunting have been a major factor in their endangered status.
- Read more about orangutans here.
Video About Baby Orangutans Learning “Forest Skills”