There are many interesting facts about orangutans and I’ve listed some here.  Orangutans have special features to climb on branches.  They can live in tropical rainforests in southeast Asia, eat plants, fruit, sometimes insects, young birds, and small mammals.  Male orangutans can grow up to 3.2-4.5 ft tall and can weigh up to 200 pounds.  Females can grow up to 2.6-3.5 ft tall and can weigh up to 110 pounds.  There are two different kinds of  orangutans, the Sumatran orangutan and the Bornean orangutan.  I like the Sumatran orangutan because of the big cheeks around their faces!



You may already know that chimpanzees are mammals, but they are very similar to us in many ways, for example, some chimps play with rocks, like us, we like to play with lots of things.  Sometimes they play with other chimps, like we play with our friends.  Chimpanzees are very intelligent animals.

The arms of a chimpanzee are longer than their legs.  A chimp’s diet is plants and insects, sometimes they even eat meat! That is crazy! I think it is crazy because I always thought they just ate plants.  Chimps have opposable toes to allow it to grip and hang on branches with its feet.  Male chimps can grow up to 3-4 ft tall, females can grow up to 2-3 ft tall and can both weigh between 123-176 pounds.  They can live in tropical rainforests in Africa.



Tasmanian Devil

The Tasmanian Devil is a scavenger the forests in Tasmania.  They go out at night to find dead animals to eat, yuck! The Tasmanian Devil has a facial tumor disease that can spread to many other Tasmanian Devils on the island.  They can weigh up to 13-18 lbs and grow up to 23-26 inches.  Their original diet is plants.  They are related to kangaroos.


Cute wombats

Wombats are marsupials, just like kangaroos.  Wombats also have pouches, but their pouches are facing the other way than a kangaroos pouches.  Wombats are one of the largest burrowing animals in the world! Wombats can be black, brown, and cream color.  Wombats have a large pad on their rump (back), they use that pad for protection, if a predator is tries to attack the wombat, the wombat will use that pad to crush the head of that predator on the top of the burrow.  Wombats eat lots of vegetation and grasses.  they can weigh up to 40-80 pounds, the length of  an adult wombat can be 30 inches long.

I like the wombat because they are so cute!


Red Kangaroos

Red kangaroos are the largest marsupials.  Red kangaroos live in grasslands and shrublands of Australia.  Male kangaroos are called boomers and female kangaroos are called bluefliers, their young is bluish gray.  The Red kangaroo can jump up to 6-8 feet and they can reach speeds up to 35-40 miles per hour.  A group of kangaroos is called a mob.  Red kangaroos eat grass and short green plants.  Red kangaroos can weigh up to 180 pound, the hight of an adult Red kangaroo can be 5 feet.


Red kangaroo