[monkeywire] Two orangutan photos

Josh Greenman josh.greenman at gmail.com
Sun Jan 8 02:01:33 EST 2006


Five-year-old bride Melly (R) and seven-year-old groom Bima,
orangutans from Borneo, are married in a Javanese wedding ceremony at
Taman Safari in Pasuruan, East Java January 1, 2006. The pretend
wedding was held to help the pair produce an offspring. Wild
populations of orangutans are found only in the tropical forests on
the island of Borneo and Sumatra, and all populations are under severe
threat from habitat loss, illegal logging, fires and poaching.
REUTERS/Sigit Pamungkas


A Chinese girl shows a mandarin to an orang-utan at a zoo in Nanjing,
east China's Jiangsu province, January 2, 2006. Many children, led by
their parents, visited the zoo to celebrate the new year, sources
said. CHINA OUT REUTERS/China Newsphoto

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