The Singapore Zoo is one the first in the world to implement the “open concept”. A visit to the Zoo last Saturday yields some interesting photos. I will publish them in batches when time permits. Click on the pictures for a higher resolution image#1 The Sumatran Orang Utan is an awesome animal. The power and quiet grace of this human-like animal is felt rather than seen. Despite its ferocious look, it is surprisingly a very gentle fellow. #2 Sumatran Orang Utan in a contemplative mood. “Orang Utan” as a direct translation from Malay means “ Man of the Forest” is a fairly accurate description of this intelligent animal. #3 You can't help but “feel” for these great apes when you see them moping around in their cage. #4 Situated behind a glass wall, a little girl took a very close look at the passing ape. #5 Unlike its bigger Sumatran cousin, this Borneo orang utan is smaller and gets to enjoy swinging in a free-ranging enclosure. #6 Too much attention can be a bad thing as this fellow had an attack of shyness and had to seek refuge behind a tree. #7 This little fellow had great fun with his fellow apes.