Hey — Where's your mom? Orangutan offspring will sometimes be carried until they are 5 years old and be breast-fed until they are 8 years of age. Even when young orangutans are too old to be carried and fed by their mother, they may still remain close to her, traveling with her, eating, and resting in the same trees, until they are about 10 years old. Such prolonged tie between mother and offspring is rare among mammals. Few animals have a more intensive relationship with their mothers. Primatologists believe that orangutans have such long “childhoods” because there is so much that they need to learn before they can live alone successfully. Young#orangutans learn almost everything from their mothers, including: where to find food, what to eat and how to eat it (sometimes this involves using special tools), and how to build a proper sleeping nest. #wildlifephotography#primates#ape#gh4#wildanimals#cute#babyanimals#wherelumixgoes#borneo#greatapes@lumixusa#オランウータン#endangeredspecies#childhood#babyphotography#motherandbaby
Pk.this is photograph of the mighty Silverback from the Habinyanja Group Family on our visit in 2012 an amazing experience 😌😌
To change the pace a little a young Chimpanzee stares at me quizzically in Tanzania. Working with chimps was an interesting experience, very different from Gorillas I have to say. So hope you like the expression, great apes are so cool and deserve all our conservation efforts.
Great news! PETA first met with @Instagram in 2016 to discuss the illegal trafficking of great apes. So pleased to see their efforts to protect wildlife continue with a notification alerting users about the abuse inherent in using animals for selfies. To learn more, tap the link in our profile: bit.ly/2EMlyJR