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Urist likes orangutans for their colorful hair.

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 500

· Exotic pet · Breeding

Not trainable 

Birth: 8,000 cm3
Mid: 40,000 cm3
Max: 80,000 cm3

Adult at: 10
Max age: 40-80
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 12-13
Fat 12
Brain 1
Heart 1
Lungs 2
Intestines 1
Liver 1
Kidneys 2
Tripe 1
Sweetbread 1
Spleen 1

Raw materials

Bones 14
Skull 1
Skin Raw hide

Wikipedia article

This article is about an older version of DF.
A huge intelligent ape found in the tropical forests. It is bright red and found living in the trees.

Orangutans are large solitary apes beloved by dwarves for their long arms, colourful fur, and antics. Being much stronger than dwarves they can easily kill your civilians, but they usually keep their distance and are not looking to fight.

They have a decent pet value of 500, and can be domesticated with an animal trainer, but they cannot be trained as hunting or war animals. With a potential life span of eighty years they might even outlive their owner.

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It should be noted that some orangutans have shown extreme aggression towards dwarves who refer to them as monkeys, as they are actually apes. Also they apparently make good librarians.

Just as goblins are reviled by dwarves for kidnapping their young (among other things), human villagers are openly suspicious of any orangutan nobles snooping about - perhaps if the orangutan "civilization" had any goods to offer in trade for the invention of fire, they would be open to discuss parting with a "man-cub." Dwarves, on the other hand, would never claim to have invented fire, knowing that it is a gift of Armok; nevertheless, lessons on the subject are made available to those who ask for it.