Meet The Giant Orangutan, Gigantopithecus

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Long before these forests faced human-induced threats

An even larger ape, the giant orangutan, Gigantopithecus blacki, roamed Asia.

Above is a drawn representation.

However, in the dense rainforests of Borneo and Sumatra, present-day orangutans grapple with the challenges of deforestation and ecological devastation.

Gigantopithecus, standing at an estimated height of 3 meters

And weighing a colossal 200–300 kilograms

Holds the title of the largest primate ever to walk the Earth.

Gigantopithecus belongs to the hominoid family

Thus, , making it a distant cousin of modern orangutans.

Despite its colossal size, the limited fossil evidence available consists only of teeth and jawbones.

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