Dec 9, 2010

Orangutan and Dog: Instant Best Friends Forever!

Suryia the orangutan and Roscoe the hound dog became unlikely BFFs after a chance meeting one day. Suryia was on her daily walk with her caretakers when she spotted Roscoe coming out of the woods -- at they were friends at first sight!

I got these pictures in an email from a friend (Thanks, Jen!), so of course I went looking for more information on these two cuties... and found a video of them playing together! It's at the bottom under the pictures.

They are at the The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species in Myrtle Beach, SC. Enjoy the love!


  1. That is pretty darn cute and also amazing. That dog puts up with a lot. What a good doggie.

  2. Suryia is 'owned' by a guy named Doc Antle who runs an organization in the US called TIGERS, which is part of a notorious private animal breeding network that both the AZA and PETA-- normally not the best of friends-- would like to see shut down. Orangutan babies such as Suryia are inbred and immediately pulled from their mothers to be raised for the entertainment industry. Antle is 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:

    TIGERS' videos and photos are everywhere... and it's really sad that this garbage gets all the attention--especially when the situation in the wild is so desperate. 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....

    Orangutans are not clowns! Hopefully there is a special place in hell for people who put orangutans in life vests and throw them in the pool...

    Suryia and Roscoe will not be together for 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!

    Orangutan Outreach
    Reach out and save the orangutans!

  3. Well that's a buzzkill, huh. Suryia and Roscoe were even featured on National Geographic. I'm not saying that "Anonymous" up there is wrong (I truly don't know), but I would guess that National Geographic wouldn't support something that isn't on the up and up.

    I still love how much these two love each other. No matter what anyone says, it's the animals that love regardless.

  4. I agree with you and not the coward who wouldn't sign their name. They are adorable friend!

  5. Anonymous is right in that orangutans are not pets.

    It is cute, though

  6. Dat is amazing. They are adorable together, but I has to agree that Orangutans are not pets. Things might be okay for awhile, but an orangutan is a powerful animal. Someone will probably end up getting hurt eventually.

  7. That is pretty darn cute and also amazing. That dog puts up with a lot. What a good doggie.


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