Orangutan mama Rosa was photographed holding her tiny baby at the zoo in Frankfurt, Germany on 20 December 2012.
Orangutans of Sumatra, it seems have a special way to ensure that they become stronger and more attractive as they become adults. New evolutionary research has revealed that these Orangutans can actually delay their puberty up to ten years to become fit enough to fight of stronger males.
The latest victim of the Palm Oil Industry in Indonesia is an orphaned orangutan named Pelangsi who was trapped in a snare for ten days before a rescue team ended the poor animal’s plight.
Over the last several years, many animals have stood on the brink of extinction. For homes for humans, food for humans, paper, chairs and everything else in existence, habitat homes for wildlife are depleting at alarming rates.
While humans reach the 7 million mark the number of many wild animals is plummeting in the opposite direction with numerous at the threshold of being extinct. One of these animals is the Orangutan of Borneo in Indonesia which is fast losing its natural habitat to man’s need for food and industrialization.
A couple weeks ago we introduced you to a newborn Orangutan that was rejected by her mother shortly after birth.
Now, the one month baby is doing well and the zoo is optimistic the ape can be reunited with mum or introduced to a surrogate who will raise the baby as its own.
Nenette is that star of a new documentary that looks at the life of the Pars Zoo’s oldest inhabitant. The new movie watches her as she lives in the glass confines of her cage along side her son and two cage mates, watching life pass them by at the zoo.