Cuteness Overload! Toddler and Orangutan Create A Special Bond

by in Amazing Kid Stories, Barry Bland, Emily Bland, Kids and Animals, orangutan Rishi, T.I.G.E.R.S


The Dailymail has the amazing story of Emily Bland and one-year-old orangutan Rishi.

The two met at an animal centre while the toddler was there visiting with her father.

Taking to each other right away, the two spent hours tumbling about and having a tea party. Emily poured while Rishi waited patiently, gripping his spoon in a hairy fist.

Emily’s father Barry Bland, 38, a photographer, said:

‘I had come along to the institute to photograph Rishi and I thought it would be good to bring Emily.’

‘Almost as soon as we arrived, Rishi had an instant chemistry with Emily. They looked completely content with each other.’

Rishi was brought over to T.I.G.E.R.S from Jungle Island because he was a young boy,’ said Dr Bhagavan Antl the director of the facility.

‘He couldn’t stay with his father or the other male orangutans in the habitat because they throw the boys out.

‘But he is now been fully accepted into his new group. He sleeps with them and he stays side by side with them he is when them all the time.’

Rishi will now stay at the institute where he will become part of the animal ambassadors program, participating in education and conservation presentations at Myrtle Beach and Jungle Island institutions.

*T.I.G.E.R.S is a wildlife education organization dedicated to promoting global conservation with informative, educational and entertaining interactive programs.*

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  1. maria says:

    We should not support organizations like these, this baby was taken from his mom simply for business, it is sickening how the animal world works, and the story about the other males rejecting the baby is completely false they just need a story, we need to be aware of what we support and this institute is nooo sanctuary if you want to help orangs help the ones that truly are orphaned in borneo and sumatra not places that have breeding farms and take the babys from their moms and sell them to places to be exploited pleaseeee people do youre research and dont support these organizations

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