Why do orangutans have long hair?


Why do orangutans have long hair?

Orangutan Life:

While some apes like chimps and gorillas form complex societies with frequent interactions, orangutans in southeast Asia are happier to live solitary lives. They spend almost all their lives in the treetops, eating fruit, leaves, and insects.

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Orangutans have long hair for several reasons. The first reason is that it is easier for them to stay retain heat with longer hair, so that they have...

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Living Primates: Evolution, Adaptation & Behavior


Chapter 7 / Lesson 2

Primates are mammals that give birth to smaller litters, often only a single offspring. Humans are primates that have several distinguishing traits. Explore the evolution, physical characteristics, adaptations, and behaviors of living primates and determine how humans are distinct from other primates.

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