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20 facts to know about orangutans

Espresso Logo By Peter Giffen of Espresso | Slide 1 of 21: Orangutans are solitary creatures but like to laugh at a joke. They can learn to use tools and communicate with sign language, and are strong but gentle. Yes, there’s lots to celebrate on August 19, which is designated International Orangutan Day (#OrangutanDay). The day is not only designed to raise awareness of these large tree dwellers so fond of fruit and swinging on branches, but to raise awareness of their plight as a species threatened with extinction because of disappearing jungle habitat. So here are 20 things worth knowing about these orange-furred apes.

20 facts to know about orangutans

Orangutans are solitary creatures but like to laugh at a joke. They can learn to use tools and communicate with sign language, and are strong but gentle. Yes, there’s lots to celebrate on August 19, which is designated International Orangutan Day (#OrangutanDay).

The day is not only designed to raise awareness of these large tree dwellers so fond of fruit and swinging on branches, but to raise awareness of their plight as a species threatened with extinction because of disappearing jungle habitat. So here are 20 things worth knowing about these orange-furred apes.

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