Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Science Facts: Orangutans and Mollusks
The Bornean orangutan has an average lifespan of 60 years in captivity, and has a diet comprised mostly of fruit, including bananas. The banana slug, recognized as the world's slowest mollusk, moves at an average speed of 0.000023 m/s. If an immortal banana slug starts locomoting in a straight line when an orangutan is born in captivity, it will be approximately 43.5 kilometers away when the orangutan dies of old age.