Animal Size

Bornean orangutan size: How big do they get?

How big does a Bornean orangutan get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) reaches an average size of 89 cm (3′ 0″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). During their lifetime of about 60 years, they grow from 1.65 kg (3.63 lbs) to 52.97 kg (116.78 lbs). A Bornean orangutan has 1 babies at once. The Bornean orangutan (genus: Pongo) is a member of the family Hominidae.

As a reference: Humans reach an average body size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) while carrying 62 kg (137 lbs). A human woman is pregnant for 280 days (40 weeks) and on average become 75 years old.

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The Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) is a species of orangutan native to the island of Borneo. Together with the Sumatran orangutan and Tapanuli orangutan, it belongs to the only genus of great apes native to Asia. Like the other great apes, orangutans are highly intelligent, displaying tool use and distinct cultural patterns in the wild. Orangutans share approximately 97% of their DNA with humans.The Bornean orangutan is a critically endangered species, with deforestation, palm oil plantations, and hunting posing a serious threat to its continued existence.

Animals of the same family as a Bornean orangutan

We found other animals of the Hominidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Bornean orangutan

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Bornean orangutan:

Animals with the same litter size as a Bornean orangutan

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Bornean orangutan:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Bornean orangutan

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Bornean orangutan:

Animals with the same weight as a Bornean orangutan

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Pongo pygmaeus: