Another feel good animal-friendship story for this cold Monday morning…
Hound Dog and Orangutan Become Best Friends
Unlikely friends Surya the orangutan and Roscoe the hound dog were recently featured on National Geographic and the story of how these two animal pals met is now all over the internet. Get this: the orangutan was out for his daily elephant ride — OMG, jealous! — when he spotted “a worn-out old hound dog.” They ran right toward each other and hugged like long lost best friends.
Surya has learned to share his monkey biscuits with Roscoe and also to take him for a walk (which is actually more like a roll for the orangutan). The humans at the facility where Surya and Roscoe live are clearly pretty charmed by this animal pair. One of their keepers says, “Anything they can do together, I think they enjoy. Even if they just lay down together and hug.” Aww!
There is a YouTube clip of the two available on urlesque, the source of this post, but alas, National Geographic have blocked access to it outside of their main territories. Where those territories are and end evades me, but it does work in the USA. Or at least I assume so, or they wouldn’t have posted it, né?
Additionally, Sky News has a 12 photo slideshow of the pair. Go have a look.
Anyway… ag cute.
Images sourced from a previous urlesque post about these two.
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