Land Animals

Portrait of male Sumatran orangutan Pongo abelii in Gunung Leuser National Park, Sumatra, Indonesia. Sumatran orangutan is endemic to the north of Sumatra and is critically endangered.

How Strong are Orangutans? Vs Humans and Gorillas 🦧

Orangutans are one-of-a-kind apes. They spend most of their time in trees and are among the most intelligent primates. Many people are curious about the strength of orangutans. Orangutans are robust and muscular animals that navigate through trees largely with their arms and shoulders. The average orangutan weighs roughly 150 pounds and can lift to 500 …

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Orangutan, Pongo pygmaeus, Tanjung Puting National Park, Borneo, Indonesia

Are Orangutans Dangerous? 🦧 (Answered and Explained)

Orangutans are primates, and against popular belief, they are not monkeys but apes. They are recognized for their yellow/orange fur and for being the largest arboreal mammal on the planet. Many people ask if orangutans are harmful because of their look and size. Orangutans are not dangerous, and they are not hostile against humans or …

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Are Wolverines Herbivores, Carnivores, Or Omnivores? What Do They Eat?

What they don’t eat might be a better question. A wolverine is a rodent of contradictions, about just the size of a medium-sized dog but resembling a tiny bear. They protect territories larger than those ruled over by grizzly bears, weighing between 22 and 40 pounds 10 and 18 kilograms – the males are larger …

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Are Wolverines Dangerous To Humans? Will They Attack?

Although there has never been a recorded attack on a human by a wolverine, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, wolverines are hazardous to their fellow animals. Wolverines have long been thought to be lonely animals with a reputation for being hostile. Read through to the end to clarify some misconceptions about …

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Are Wolverines Nocturnal or Diurnal? Do They Sleep?

Wolverines are nearly pathologically cagey, despite being curious and brave. Because they’re nocturnal, they’re adapted to lurking in the shadows, but they’ve been known to follow researchers for kilometers without being seen. And, just as old fur trappers struggled to catch wolverines (and keep them from looting their traps), medical researchers are having trouble discovering, …

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