The new friendship that no one can separate
Interspecies friendships are always adorable. This time an unusual friendship between a family of orangutans and some otters has captured the love of the internet.
As reported by CNN, orangutans, and otters met for the first time when the workers of the Pairi Daiza Zoo put the otters in the river located in the orangutan habitat. Since then, a special and almost magical bond has been created.
The photographs speak for themselves. The orangutan family often plays hide and seek in their habitat.
“Otters hide under large tree trunks or wooden buildings, then Berani the baby orangutan comes looking for them. From time to time they come out to make fun of him. It’s really amazing to see it ,” said Mathieu, a zookeeper.
The zoo invests heavily in the “enrichment” of its animal enclosures. “This means that not only the size but also the quality of life is very important. One of the ways to do this (besides hiding food, doing puzzles, setting up brain games, putting some new swings or logs in there) is by putting animal species that can interact with each other in the same enclosure, or having them see each other. .” Mathieu continued.
“Our gorillas live with colobus monkeys, our penguins live with seals, our kangaroos share an enclosure with pelicans, we have squirrels living with bats, pygmy hippos with pelicans, giraffes with ostriches, Asiatic elephants with Asiatic gazelles, zebras with buffaloes. … And so on,” he concluded.