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Orangutans Can Swim? (Photos)

Orangutans Can Swim? (Photos)

Orangutans are generally thought to stay out of water, so some were surprised to find a small group of orphans in Borneo in a creek. Anne Russon from York University in Toronto shared photos of them in the water, including one handling a fish they later ate. The photos show orangutans playing in water, and wading. The New Scientist’s article says they can swim, but the photos don’t show swimming. A similar article in 2009 published photos of orangutans in a river, and said they were swimming, but it is more likely they were wading and sitting in the shallow water.

orang fruit

orang branch

orang with fish

Image Credits: Ann Russon, York University

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9:21PM PDT on Nov 1, 2012

Awesome pics, thank you!

9:20PM PDT on Nov 1, 2012

Awesome pics, thank you!

1:22AM PST on Jan 20, 2012

:)

6:09AM PDT on Oct 18, 2011

great photos

5:36AM PDT on Oct 5, 2011

nice photos

2:08PM PDT on Jun 17, 2011

Thanks.

11:42PM PDT on May 16, 2011

gorgeous!

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1:40PM PDT on May 10, 2011

Cute! But as Neil posted: Boycot products made with PALM OIL!

6:56AM PDT on May 6, 2011

THANK YOU

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