Essays Tagged: "Orangutan"

Orangutans

I could have made the essay a little more fluid informative but choppy.Orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus)Anth 111In Malay orang means 'person' and utan is defined as 'forest'. Th ... ns 'person' and utan is defined as 'forest'. Thus Orangutan literally means 'Person of the Forest'. Orangutans are found in the tropical forests of Sumatra and Borneo. They are the most arboreal of th ... he ground, instead they walk on the outside of their curved foot.There is a scattered population of orangutan in Indonesian Borneo, Malaysia Borneo and northern Sumatra. The different habitats have is ...

(8 pages) 118 0 4.1 Mar/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Zoology

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

p starts filling with water. He is stuck all alone on a lifeboat with four animals: a zebra, hyena, orangutan, and a 450-pound tiger. Pi struggles to understand why these hungry predators don't eat hi ...

(2 pages) 78 1 4.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Primate Observation

When I visited the San Diego Zoo, one of favorite exhibitions is the orangutan exhibit and watch these amazing and charismatic apes. Always aware that they are in the pr ... ctures, or the adults having staring matches with the humans on the other side of the viewing glass.Orangutans are in the class pongo pygmaeus and are one of the four great apes. They walk on the palm ... o tiring to the primates that they will start to somersault to their destination. The only way that Orangutans can travel long distances without exhausting themselves are by means of using trees. At t ...

(5 pages) 86 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

Appearance vs. Reality - Was Piscine (Pi) Patel's journey across the Pacific just another story, or was it the truth?

. Pi managed to get aboard a lifeboat where he was stranded for 227 days, with a wounded zebra, and orangutan, a hyena, and a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. But the question is, di ... the hyena just as the Chinese sailor that had his leg cut off from the cook to be used as bait. The orangutan was killed by the hyena as well, and Pi's mother was killed by the cook. The fight was sim ...

(5 pages) 65 0 4.6 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Refuting Evolution

, used for forty years as proof of evolution, was actually a fraud, consisting of altered human and orangutan bones. More recently, the Archaeopteryx was found, and promoted to be the missing link bet ...

(5 pages) 475 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Use of Language in Primates

s the noisiest of the primates, using about a dozen different noises to communicate compared to the orangutan's solitary life and the gorilla's slow paced lifestyle. Although the chimps use a form of ...

(3 pages) 58 0 4.5 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Speech - The Meaning of Life

Pi abandons his lifelong vegetarianism and eats fish to sustain himself. Orange Juice, the peaceful orangutan, fights ferociously against the hyena. Even the severely wounded zebra battles to stay ali ...

(2 pages) 35 1 4.3 May/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Life of Pi by Yann Martel Examining Pi's Savagery in Life of Pi

alysis of Richard Parker's actions and emergence in the plot. Richard Parker only emerges after the orangutan or Pi's mother is killed and Pi is in his most desperate state. This shows that Pi began a ...

(5 pages) 43 0 0.0 May/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors