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Sun May 17, 2020, 06:40 PM

Meet the baby orangutans learning to climb trees


By Helen Briggs
BBC Environment correspondent
17 May 2020



BBC/NHU

An orphan orangutan climbs high in the treetops with his caregiver

While much of the world is in lockdown, youngsters in one very unusual classroom are still having lessons.

At a forest school in Borneo, baby orangutans learn tree-climbing skills from their human surrogate parents.

The orphans spend 12 hours a day in the forest, preparing for a new life in the wild.

The orangutans were filmed and photographed before coronavirus struck, for the TV series Primates, on BBC One.

With human contact routinely kept to a minimum, life goes on much as before for the animals, says Dr Signe Preuschoft, leader of ape programmes for the charity Four Paws, which runs the rehabilitation centre in East Kalimantan.

More:
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-52565566

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Sun May 17, 2020, 10:19 PM

1. Oh ...... I thought this was about Trump

 

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Sun May 17, 2020, 10:20 PM

2. Baby orangutans are ADORABLE!

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