How Strong are Orangutans? Vs Humans and Gorillas šŸ¦§šŸ¦

Orangutans are one-of-a-kind apes. They spend most of their time in trees and are among the most intelligent primates.Ā Many people are curious about the strength of orangutans.

Orangutans are one-of-a-kind apes. They spend most of their time in trees and are among the most intelligent primates.Ā 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 pounds. The grip strength of an orangutan is four times that of a man, and they are as powerful as seven people combined.

Despite their enormous strength, orangutans are the gentlest of all Apes, rarely engaging in combat because they are solitary creatures. However, in this post, I will discuss the orangutansā€™ strength and what makes them so powerful.

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.

Orangutanā€™s strength:

It is not a show of weakness or ineptitude for orangutans to be quiet and isolated. On the other hand, orangutans live true to their Ape moniker. They have the same strength as other apes. A male adult orangutan weighs between 100 and 220 poundsĀ and stands around 5 feet tall.Ā 

Its arms are approximately 7 feet long, with one finger on the right and one on the left. Male orangutans have been seen fighting with each other in rare instances, generally over their mate. The show was a spectacle and a tremendous display of strength. They are unquestionably more powerful than they appear.

How Strong Are Orangutans Compared to Humans?

Orangutans are more thanĀ seven times stronger than humans, according to a study. The orangutanā€™s arm muscles are strong because their primary mode of mobility is swinging from tree to tree, and they rely on these powerful muscles to carry their weight.

They can even make music by pounding on a tree with their handsā€¦ We both know we wonā€™t be able to pull that off. An orangutan could even beat a human in a tug-of-war with almost no effort; this is scientifically confirmed. We have a chance to compare our strength to that of other animals, and while we may be stronger than many animal species, comparing orangutans to other animals is not an option.

Are Orangutans Stronger Than Gorillas?

Gorillas are stronger than orangutans. Orangutans are arboreal, which means their feet were designed for climbing and leaping from tree to tree rather than walking on land. Gorillas, on the other side, are land creatures that can walk around freely on the ground. As a result, they have an advantage against orangutans in ground combat. In a fight with a gorilla, orangutans will also have to contend with their teeth.

The gorillas may resort to utilizing their sharp canines as a weapon, and the orangutans will be powerless to respond because their canines are lethal. Orangutans are larger, while gorillas are stockier and more solidly built.

Although it is rare that these two apesā€™ paths will meet because they reside in distinct environments, if they do, the gorilla will defeat an orangutan in a battle. Orangutans are powerful, but not as powerful as gorillas.

How Strong Is An Orangutanā€™s Grip?

Despite this, orangutans have huge and lengthy hands, with a thumb precisely opposite the fingers, which helps them cling onto branches and trunks without falling. According to researchers and biologists, an orangutanā€™s grip is four to sevenĀ times stronger thanĀ of humans.

Although actual figures cannot be assigned to orangutan strength, these figures can be used as an approximate reference to determining their strength. In one hard yank, an average orangutan could rip your handoff. To be safe, go in for the hug rather than the handshake the next time you visit an orangutan!

Although it is rare that these two apesā€™ paths will meet because they reside in distinct environments, if they do, the gorilla will defeat an orangutan in a battle.

Orangutans are powerful, but not as powerful as gorillas. They have quite enough strength in their bothĀ arms to fight off their opponents and, if necessary, a human.

Despite their superior strength to humans, orangutans have no chance against a gorilla unless the gorilla is sick and on the verge of death.