Affectionate Otters Swim Through Their Enclosure Everyday To Meet An Orangutan Family



Many animals are far better at loving and caring for one another than people are. It’s no secret that animals of various species can get along and forge extraordinarily enduring bonds of friendship, and this charming tale is a prime example. It demonstrates that love has no regard for any dimensions.


Everything began in 2017 when staff members at Pairi Daiza, a privately owned zoo and botanical garden in Brugelette, Belgium, ran the otters’ river through the enclosure of an orangutan family that had recently relocated from Germany to their zoo. To the zookeepers’ surprise, their beautiful blond quickly blossomed.

In order to see their enormous friends, the otters frequently swim through their area, according to zoo spokesperson Mathieu Goedefroy. And while though they like spending time with both their parents, mom Sari (15) and dad Ujian (24), their son Berani (4) is still their preferred playmate.
The infant orangutan Berani comes to seek for the otters after they have hidden behind enormous tree trunks or wooden structures. They occasionally appear outside to make fun of him. The sight is just spectacular, Goedefroy said to Bored Panda.
The spokesman said that Pairi Daiza has always aimed to improve every animal’s quality of life at the zoo, and allowing them to socialize with other creatures is one of their main goals.

“We have squirrels living with bats, pygmy hippos with pelicans, giraffes with ostriches, Asian elephants with Asian gazelles, zebras with buffalos, and so on,” he said. “Our gorillas live together with colobus monkeys, our penguins live with the seals, our kangaroos share an enclosure with pelicans, and so on.”


Goedefroy emphasized that the zookeepers at Pairi Daiza had always done their utmost to ensure that their furry companions received the greatest care possible in another interview with Caters News. In order to assist provide the orangutans in Borneo with a better habitat to live in, the zoo has already gathered money to plant 11,000 trees there.


According to him, “the size of his habitat, as well as the quality of his enclosure, are two elements that are highly significant for the well-being of an animal in captivity.” This means that an animal must always be kept amused, engaged, challenged, and kept physically, cognitively, emotionally, and emotionally busy. This is especially true for orangutans, with which humans share 97 percent of their DNA.

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