Category Archives: Primates
An interesting tidbit:
Monkey etiquette dictates that nobody attacks someone holding a baby.
Such behaviour is fascinating, as pushing back our bias of baby exploitation, we recognize that this is actually a well thought-out strategy, and the very fact that are capable of such unconventional problem solving and manipulation only further demonstrates the complex composition of the monkey mind.
Yes, I know I could just leave the bowl in his enclosure and he can eat all by himself – but watching him go face first in his fruits just warms my heart, and in life , moments like that are rare so why pass them up ?
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…