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Orangutan Sanctuary

One of my most memorable wildlife experiences was visiting an orangutan sanctuary at the Rasa Ria Nature Reserve in Kota Kinabalu, East Malaysia. This reserve provides protected space where orphaned orangutans are rehabilitated and hopefully reintroduced into their natural habitat. 112 more words

Laura Lecce

Do chimps grieve?

Over on the BBC website, there’s a piece and a video (click on screenshot below) that raises the provocative question of “Do chimps grieve?”  What you see in the 5-minute clip (apparently an excerpt from a 20-minute clip) is the reactions of groupmates to the death from pneumonia of a nine-year-old chimp, Thomas, in a reserve in Zambia. 181 more words

Animal Behavior


Plucked fruit
coloured red and passionate
one of many among a rainbow
littering the branches
hold it in the palm of your hand
and see life unfold… 68 more words



Today’s Roster:

  • Kiry
  • Tiana
  • Vola
  • Aina
  • Lala
  • Tiana

Since it was more on the cooler and wetter side today, the lemurs didn’t do much, but when they did, they pulled out all the stops. 159 more words


Kanto's Excitement (4/8/2016)

The day before, Kanto was inside of the smaller enclosure, which meant, he got to come out into the exhibit today!

Today’s Roster: