The internet is abuzz with the heartwarming friendship between orangutans and otters at a zoo in Belgium. The unlikely bond between these two different animal species has caught people’s attention across the world, and it’s truly adorable to watch.
Orangutans and otters became friends at Pairi Daiza Zoo in Brugelette when the zookeepers connected the otters’ river with the orangutans’ enclosure. Since then, these two species have formed a special bond that can only be heartwarming and almost magical.
Meet the orangutan family at the zoo – Dad Ujian (24), Mom Sari (15), and their playful son Berani (4). In a cute photo, Berani is seen playing hide-and-seek with his otter friends, the Asian small-clawed otters.
According to Mathieu, who shared the story with Bored Panda, the orangutans, and otters love to play chase games and hide-and-seek. The otters cleverly hide under large tree trunks or wooden constructions, and Berani, the young orangutan, tries to find them. Sometimes, the otters pop out to tease him, making it an amazing sight to watch!
In 2017, the orangutans moved from Germany to Pairi Daiza Zoo. Since then, the otters have enjoyed interacting with their “big furry friends,” especially baby Berani and daddy Ujian. This has made life more fun and interesting for both animal species, and the experiment has been very successful.
However, orangutans in Borneo and Sumatra are facing threats from palm plantations. Pairi Daiza Zoo has raised funds to plant 11k trees in Borneo to restore a forest and help native orangutans.
Source Credit Bored Panda