Singapore Zoo Series - Orang Utan

by Chweeleng January. 08, 2011 1561 views

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.

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#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.

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Lismel 10 years, 7 months ago

The first is impressive ! The color on his face are really nice !

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Ivana 10 years, 8 months ago


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Aaron 10 years, 8 months ago

Thumbs up!
I like #1, #2 and #3, never saw an Orang Utan so 'man-like'.

Great shots!

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Becky Brannon 10 years, 8 months ago

Great set!

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