lunedì 8 giugno 2009

Gli orangutanghi vincono la paura dei coccodrilli e imparano a nuotare

These incredible pictures of orangutans swimming in an Indonesian river have left wildlife experts stunned. Playing on the Rungan River, near to Palas Island on Borneo, these 12 orangutans can be seen swimming and submerging themselves in the muddy waters. For experts the behaviour of these orangutans - who like all apes have a natural fear of water because of predators such as crocodiles - could prove to be a significant step forward in their evolution. “This is a rarity - to see orangutans coming down for a swim is unheard of in the wild - says Simon Husson, project advisor and scientific consultant for Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Foundation.

(Daily Mail)

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