The Zoo :: Sumatran Orangutans

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This is Merah, and her baby, Rubih. I could be wrong, but after checking over the website for the zoo, I think this must be the pair that was entertaining us with their antics.

I’ve really enjoyed browsing the website, and comparing the things the zoo-keepers have to say about the different animals, with what we observed while visiting. This little exert from the Orangutan page really caught my interest…

“Babies rely on their mothers to teach them these skills, as well as where to find food, in which trees, and during which seasons. A successful orangutan is thought to have a very detailed mental “map” of the forest in his or her mind, including knowledge of the fruiting cycles of many species of trees.”

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