An Orangutan’s Family Befriends An Otter’s Family In A Zoo

For centuries we have believed that animals are just dumb creatures that do not know anything. They just eat, sleep and roam around in the wild. But, the fact of the matter is that animals know more about kindness and friendship than humans do. There have been so many unlikely animal friendships that it makes our head hurt and brings Disney movies to shame.

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Here are some unlikely animal friends in real life that mirror animated movies and show us how loving and kind-hearted animals can be.

1A family of orangutans and a family of otters

It’s not often that two different species become friends but when they do it is a special moment. This rare and special sight was seen at the Pairi Daiza zoo in Brugelette, Belgium. The photos taken here took the world by storm as something so pure has not been seen in quite a while.

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2They follow Ujian

Ujian is the 24-year-old father of the family. He has made an especially strong bond with the otter family. The photos show them all surrounding him like students around a teacher. This is truly an incredible sight to see two species that are so different from each other form such a strong and unique bond.

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3The orangutan’s family members

Dad Ujian is 24 years old and the mother Sari is 15. They have a young son who just turned 4 named Berani. This is the only orangutan family in the zoo. Their son loves playing hide and seek and what makes a better playmate than his new friendly otter buddies.

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4They love to play hide and seek

The officials at the zoo gave a statement that both families love playing hide and seek. The otters hide under large tree trunks or wooden constructions and baby Berani goes out to look for them. They have an amazing time and the otters pop out to tease him.

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5The reason this is allowed

According to zoo officials, this is done to improve the quality of life in the zoo. This is kind of animal on animal interaction is what creates a better environment in a captive zoo. This is something that needs to be given time to work itself out. This is not something that happens all the time so it needs to be nurtured.

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