Thursday, November 4, 2010


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 two 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 in life and the value of friendship.

They have found more than a friendly shoulder to lean on.

Long Live Friendship! 
Some say life is too short, others say it is too long, but I know that nothing that we do makes sense if we don't touch the hearts of others ...while it lasts.


  1. That is really I sit here in tears over a disagreement with my sister...whom I love....and she just didn't "hear " me right....Life is too short...I'm the Dog ...she's the orangutan.I hope I haven't "lost" her....

  2. Animals really do teach us how to love. My little doggie seems to only want one thing: to hang out with me. Wherever I am, she is. And she seems very happy with this arrangement! She has taught me how simple it is to show love=being there. Hanging out. Being present. Cuddling. I hope you work it out MamaJan! Maybe your oragutan needs a little cuddle!