Sunday, July 4, 2010


A very good friend of ours sent me this in an e-mail.

True Friends

After losing his parents, this 3 year old orangutan was so depressed he wouldn't eat and didn't respond to any medical treatments. The veterinarians thought he would surely die from sadness. The zoo keepers found an old sick dog on the grounds in the park at the zoo where the orangutan lived and took the dog to the animal treatment center. The dog arrived at the same time the orangutan was there being treated. The 2 lost souls met and have been inseparable ever since.

The orangutan found a new reason to live and each always tries his best to be a good companion to his new found friend. They are together 24 hours a day in all their activities.
They live in Northern California where swimming is their favorite past time, although Roscoe (the orangutan) is a little afraid of the water and needs his friend's help to swim. Together they have discovered the joy and laughter in life and the value of friendship. They have found more than a friendly shoulder to lean on.

Long Live Friendship!!!!!!! _______________________________________________


Fran Leonardis said...

How beautiful! I love a happy ending. :o)

Carola said...

I love it! Thanks for publishing this.

Anonymous said...

Please don't shoot the messenger....

TIGERS is part of a notorious private animal breeding network that both the AZA and PETA would like to see shut down. The orangutan babies are often inbred and immediately pulled from their mothers to be raised for entertainment. That's how Surya 'lost' his parents...

"Doc" Antle (he's no real doctor) who owns TIGERS is nothing but a showman who makes a lot of money by letting tourists sit and cuddle his orangutans & big cats for a nominal fee. Unfortunately, he managed to get on Oprah, Ellen and NatGeo-- and has probably raked in millions of dollars as a result. Shame on them for not doing their homework in their desperation to attract and entertain viewers! Here's a little more info about him:

All of TIGERS' vapid platitudes about conservation were literally tacked onto their video clips and promo materials after the fact in order to try to whitewash their sordid reputation. They do nothing for conservation in Borneo. We've checked....

Hopefully there is a special place in hell for people who put orangutans in life vests and throw them in the pool... Surya and Roscoe will not be together very long-- unless Roscoe doesn't mind having his legs and neck broken by an over-exuberant pre-adolescent orangutan who doesn't know his own strength!
Their videos are everywhere.... and it's really sad that this garbage gets all the attention--especially when the situation in the wild is so desperate.

bodacia said...

I love this!

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