Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Suryia the Orangutan and Roscoe the Dog - True Friends

This was just so cute I had to share....
After losing his parents, Suryia, a 3 year old orangutan was so depressed he wouldn't eat and didn't respond to any medical treatments. The veteranarians thought he would surely die from sadness. Dr. Bhagavan Antle, founder of The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species (TIGERS) in Myrtle Beach, told the Daily Mail that Roscoe, the Bluetick Coonhound, followed him and Suryia through the park's gate one day. "As soon as he saw Roscoe, Suryia ran over to him and they started playing," Antle said "It was unusual because dogs are usually scared of primates; but they took to each other straight away." After a few unsuccessful phone calls to find an owner, Antle said they decided to let Roscoe stay.

The orangutan found a new reason to live and each always tries his best to be a good companion to his new found friend.

Swimming is their favorite past time, although Suryia needs his friend's help to swim.

Together they have discovered the joy and laughter in life and the value of friendship They have found more than a friendly shoulder to lean on.

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