Category Archives: Orangutans

HOW ANIMALS BRING OUT THE HUMAN IN US.

Sometimes, in life, you find youtself in a moment. THAT moment, that brings you out of the default mode that we live in most of the time and makes you feel so alive and happy that it brings you to tears.
Watching these two baby orangutan siblings play and cuddle in a potato sack was exactly like that. Its suprising how animals bring out the human in us. 10485401_10152248284053325_1421880282_n

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THIS SIMIAN SIBLING MOMENT IS BEYOND HEART MELTING.

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The morning struggle is real. Even at the zoo….

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The one Orangutan fact that blew me off the branch….and I’m not that easily shaken off it.

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Here it is: ORANGUTANS.LOVE.CHICKEN. Yes, chicken. Boiled. Skinless. CHICKEN.

But the  preferences don’t stop at just that- Sumatran Orangutans will eat only white meat, while Borneos have a penchant for thighs. This honestly, was news to me. I was so astonished by this revelation provided to me by the orangutan keeper I was working with that I almost nicked my finger with the kitchen knife ( preparing lunch for the Loris and Galagos). I knew that primates were indeed far from vegetarians ( almost excluding Gorillas, which devour mostly greens by the pounds, another interesting tidbit). BUT ORANGUTANS?! CHICKEN?!Go figure.

I’m still digesting that information…

 

 

 

 


The poster child for primate physical fitness.

This baby orangutan in the Moscow Zoo practices everyday , so that one day he can climb up the hierarchy ladder as easily as he does up that rope.

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 Stay fit my friends.