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   xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Apr 27 06:23 PM

April 27, 2008: Planet of the Apes

The Daily Mail, via Neatorama.

Quote:
The extraordinary image, a world exclusive, was taken in Borneo on the island of Kaja, where apes are rehabilitated into the wild after being rescued from zoos, private homes or even butchers' shops.

This individual had seen locals fishing with spears on the Gohong River.

Although the method required too much skill for him to master, he was later able to improvise by using the pole to catch fish already trapped in the locals' fishing lines.

The image is part of a series taken for a new book, The Thinkers Of The Jungle, which also includes the first photograph of an orangutan swimming.


They lived in captivity... and they're pissed!


Eclipse  Sunday Apr 27 08:44 PM

Fish fillet?

Now all he needs to do is gather firewood, make a stove out of stone, gather some spices and he's in for a great meal!



jinx  Sunday Apr 27 08:54 PM

Bah. Wasabi and soy sauce and he's all set.



Cloud  Sunday Apr 27 08:58 PM

all set if he weren't critically endangered



zippyt  Sunday Apr 27 10:42 PM

The line from the Movie was "Damn DIRTY apes !!!"
Not Stuupid !!!!



lumberjim  Sunday Apr 27 11:00 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cloud View Post
all set if he weren't critically endangered
do you think his being endangered effects his day to day routine? I mean, like....well,[o-tang] I think i'll eat this new berry i found today.....hope it's not poisonous......oh wait a minute....I'm endangered...better not risk it.[/o-tang]


Cloud  Sunday Apr 27 11:06 PM

it may; I'm not sure. The brief review I did on them does not mention fish as a food-- perhaps they have had to be more creative in food gathering as a result of habitat pressures. I do believe it is important to acknowledge the status of endangered animals when we discuss them, though.

http://earthtrends.wri.org/updates/node/158



xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Apr 27 11:27 PM

He has no habitat pressures, he's on an island that is a protected reserve.
Having watched humans fish, he's trying his hand at it.



Cloud  Sunday Apr 27 11:34 PM

so, it's an interesting anomaly; not much help to his species in the long run, though, unless he and his brothers and sisters are given the time and space to expand the behavior



spudcon  Monday Apr 28 12:04 AM

If you look closely, you'll see he's already caught a brown backed banana. It's on his line, just above his head.



SPUCK  Monday Apr 28 05:35 AM

This shot just before the 14 foot crocodile showed up and the orangutan went missing.



HungLikeJesus  Monday Apr 28 11:36 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by lumberjim View Post
do you think his being endangered effects his day to day routine? I mean, like....well,[o-tang] I think i'll eat this new berry i found today.....hope it's not poisonous......oh wait a minute....I'm endangered...better not risk it.[/o-tang]
It might affect his ability to get dates on a Saturday night.


artemis05  Monday Apr 28 12:04 PM

in five seconds, when he's realized he is being photographed, he'll throw down and spear and begin throwing his poop. they can't let us know how smart they really are.



Trilby  Monday Apr 28 01:23 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
Having watched humans fish, he's trying his hand at it.
Ah, I see. So, you're saying, "Monkey see, monkey do," is that correct?




Hillrick  Monday Apr 28 01:36 PM

So if he learns by watching...and they're endangered... then set them up with some internet porn and we should be swimming in 'tangs.



Gravdigr  Monday Apr 28 06:25 PM

I never really cared for the orangutan. Now, chocolatutans...They're the bomb!!! Strawberryutans are pretty good, too.



TheMercenary  Monday Apr 28 06:47 PM

Pretty cool pic. I hope they aren't watching humans drive cars.



dar512  Tuesday Apr 29 11:24 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheMercenary View Post
Pretty cool pic. I hope they aren't watching humans drive cars.
Why? They'd probably be better than a lot of Chicago drivers.


Cicero  Tuesday Apr 29 11:50 AM

He's just like any of you guys- trying to poke his stick into anything...



TheMercenary  Thursday May 1 10:17 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cicero View Post
He's just like any of you guys- trying to poke his stick into anything...
I think he likes the smell of fish. :p


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