Thursday, November 3, 2011


Orangutans are our close relatives. They easily stir our emotions. Whether it’s their alert eyes, grasping hands, or desire to be hugged, many things about them seem humanlike.
That’s not surprising when you think about how closely related we really are. The only primate closer to us is the African ape. But as human as they seem, orangutans are actually wild animals perfectly suited to their forest environment. Weighing in at a hefty 200 pounds, an adult male orangutan is four times as strong as an adult male human and the largest animal to dwell in trees. When climbing on vines, orangutans’ flexible hip joints and hand-like feet make them seem to have four arms rather than two arms and two legs.

Funny -

My stationery bike is serving as a clothes hanger right now.

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
(One more for Halloween)  The little boy says, "My daddy says if I want a really scary costume, dress up as a politician.


  1. So why isn't a monkey house at a zoo called an ape-iary?

  2. Forget tree-climbing, hand-like feet could be useful for knitting, too!

  3. they actually look like some of my relatives!