S: Bonnie and Clyde's Great Adventure
BC: Bibliography All About Orangutans. 2010 Enchanted Learning. March 9, 2012
FC: Bonnie and Clyde's Great Adventure
1: By: Lisha Jacob
2: Once upon a time there lived an orangutan in the tropical rainforests of southeastern Asia named Bonnie. He had a bestfriend named Clyde. They lived in forests right next to each other.
3: They loved to eat the fruit, and they helped plant more fruit trees by eating more fruit. But fruits weren’t the only things they ate, they also liked to eat leaves, seeds, tree bark, plant bulbs, tender plant shoots, flowers, small insects, birds, and mammals.
4: Bonnie and Clyde loved to go on adventures. They moved from one tree branch to another by swinging on their arms. This is called brachiating. They don't like walking on their feet because they think that swinging from tree to tree is more fun.
5: They would visit neighboring orangutan towns, but sometimes, they made trouble in the villages and got kicked out by the village leaders.
6: On one of their many adventures, they met a proboscis monkey named Randy. Bonnie was so surprised that Randy moved from one tree to another just like orangutans.
7: Bonnie said to Randy, “You are just like us! We swing from tree to tree too!” Randy who was a very wise monkey said, “We both have similar adaptations because we live in the same habitat!”
8: “What is an adaptation and a habitat?” Bonnie asked. “Well adaptations are behaviors or physical traits that we develop so that we can live in our habitats, and a habitat is the home of a plant or animal.” Randy said.
9: “Oh so that's why I have arms that are almost seven feet long!” Bonnie said. “Yep! Do want to know more about yourself?” asked Randy. “Of course! The more we know, the better off we are when we grow up and leave our mothers!” Bonnie replied.
10: “ Well, orangutans are part of the Kingdom Animalia and Phylum Chordata. Your cousins are chimpanzees, gorillas, bonobos and humans, and your scientific name is Pongo pygmaeus. Also, you are really special because orangutans are the only great apes found in Asia!” Randy informed Bonnie and Clyde.
11: “Thanks Randy! This information can really help us when we go on our adventures!” “It sure can! I have to go, but I will see you around! Bye!”
12: Then Randy the proboscis monkey swung from tree to tree and disappeared into the thick rainforest, and Bonnie and Clyde made their way home so that they could tell their mothers all that they had learned today!
13: The End