In the African jungle, conservationist Damian Aspinall searches for Kwibi, a lowland gorilla he hasn’t seen for 5 years. Kwibi grew up with Damian at his Howletts Wild Animal Park in England. When he was five, he was released into the forests of Gabon, West Africa as part of conservation programme to re-introduce gorillas back into the wild. Now Kwibi’s 10 years old, much bigger and stronger. Will Damian find him? Will Kwibi attack him?
I am in love.
LIFE magazine cover from January 30, 1970.
Monkey Jungle - May 2012
Capuchin monkeys at Monkey Jungle - May 2012
orangutans attend ‘jungle school’ so they can be returned to safe forests.
Orphaned by hunters who hack their mothers to death, or victims of loggers destroying their forest, these wide-eyed, innocent orangutans have found a sanctuary to protect them.
And their unlikely new ?mummy?? Former air-hostess Lone Droscher-Nielsen and her Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation.
She has dedicated her life to saving orangutans whose habitat is being razed by bulldozers - without her, it is unlikely that any of these babies would be alive today.
Now they attend ?jungle school? so they can be returned to safe forests.
posted in the daily mail
hay can i quit life and live an orangutan sanctuary
Smile Friday- incase you’re new here and don’t know,
I have a
slight huge obsession and passion and love (+++)
for non-human primates [monkeys & apes]
When I was in Peru last December, I got to go to a zoo
and I met this little guy. And I didn’t ever want to walk away.
But I had to. And now I have this photo- which makes me
smile every time I see it!
And now I hope it makes all of YOU smile.
If the photo isn’t enough, picture this little guy swinging playfully from that rope in the background…and playing with legos.