Orangutan-Tiger Friendship


There is a whole series of photos illustrating this unusual
relationship.  It originally was posted in the Boston
, but that page is no longer with us.  The
text and photos still can be found at href="http://freshpics.blogspot.com/2007/03/unusual-friendship.html">Fresh
Pics.  Some additional text and photos can be found
at href="http://www.honewatson.com/03/02/baby-orangutans-tiger-cubs/">Hone

A pair of Sumatran tiger ( href="http://www.panda.org/about_wwf/what_we_do/species/about_species/species_factsheets/tigers/sumatran_tiger/index.cfm"
rel="tag">Panthera tigris sumatrae)
twins and a pair of orangutans ( rel="tag">Pongo pygmaeus) were
abandoned by their respective mothers at the href="http://www.tamansafari.com/">Taman Safari zoo
in Indonesia.  The article does not say how the sets of twins
came to be raised together.

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That is such a nice picture :)


A really nice image of the tiger and orangutan gave two. They fascinate people to this is the official one. I wish people in love is such.