Sitting Male Orangutan Primate Museum quality reproduction
“Person of the Forest”
Natureworks has just sculpted this spectacular adult male Sumatran orangutan to remind the world of the plight of this spectacular animal. The expression in his face carries the weight of his concern for his species. All three species are critically endangered due to poaching for bushmeat, deforestation and illegal pet trade.
Orangutans are only found in the rainforests of Malaysia and Indonesia. This sculpt is designed to sit in a low-level nest in a tree or on the ground. These solitary animals spend most of their time in trees and are among the most intelligent primates and every night create elaborate nests from twigs and leave every night.
- Hand crafted from quality fibreglass material
- High detail museum quality sculpture reproduction of a Sumatran Male Orangutan – Life-size
- Facial features depicts a male with distinctive enlarged/wide cheek pads.
- Sitting Pose – strudy base and fixing plates
- Designed to sit in a low-level nest in a tree or on the ground
- Completed with true to life colouring, fur texture, anatomoy and eyes
- also available in bronze finish
- Arms are about twice as long as the trunk
- Feet are like another set of hands- prehensile with long toes
- Longivity 45-60years in the wild
- Males are mostly solitary animals
- They are among the most intelligent primates
- Like other apes, orangutans have a slow life history which makes it difficult for them to recover from severe population losses
- Natural history animal enthusiasts
- Zoos & Wildlife parks
- Educational institutions
Natureworks is planning to recreate its extinct giant ancestor in the near future – GIGANTOPITHECUS which was also a gigantic member of the Ponginae family this went extinct somewhere between 2 million and 300,000 years ago.