Edge Sculpture Baby Orangutan "Alba" (white) by Matt Buckley
New for Autumn/Winter 2021.
Baby Orangutan 'Alba", in honour of Alba, the worlds only known albino orangutan, the latest addition to the Edge Sculpture Born to be Wild Series of Edge Sculpture Babies
The Edge Sculpture Baby Orangutan by Matt Buckley. Still the number one most popular piece, and guaranteed to make anyone who seems him smile, he sits happily on his own, or sitting in the arms of his mother, see the attached image for an example. This is the most delightful piece launched by Edge Sculpture, his doleful eyes belies the mischief which awaits, who hasn't found themselves watching hours of baby orangutans getting up to mischief! 97% of their DNA matches hours, intelligent, full of fun and good humour, this sculpture embodies all of that, and just looking at him is guaranteed to bring you joy,
Orangutans have exceptionally long arms, around 1.1m, giving them a total arm span of about 2.2 m, considering they stand at only around 1.5m, thats an impressive reach, their arms are 1.5 times longer than their legs, and their arms stretch all the way to their feet when standing.
Orangutans are happy to use both hands and feet for swinging through the trees, and gathering dinner! and like us, they have 4 fingers, fingernails, and a thumb, unlike, us, their hands and feet look exactly the same, as they are designed for agility, essential for gripping and climbing. They learn everything they need to know from mum, staying with her till they are 7 years old, she will teach them whats good to eat, as well as the vital lessons on how to survive, because of this 7-9 year learning curve, orangutans only have young every 7-9 years, this makes it the longest birthing gap of any mammal.
They are exceptionally clever creatures, and some have known to use tools like sticks to get insects out of trees, or amazingly, plant leaves as "gloves" to protect them from the thorny skin of their much loved prickly fruits and branches
Height - 20cm, Length - 14cm, Depth - 10cm.
Weight - approx 2kg