Orangutans – Varmints! – 52

Orangutans!

Come on in and hang out with the Varmints! podcast and the Critter Crew! It’s time to learn about orangutans!

But first, the news!

World’s only albino orangutan needs new home away from ‘human threat’ , article courtesy of The Telegraph.

Can’t a girl eat her breakfast without paparazzi interference? Sheesh.  

The Mystery of the Orangutan Flange will not be solved by us, but you can read about it here, courtesy of arkinspace.com.

Hmm. Why do I have this moon face? Must be ’cause I’m the bestest most handomest guy, I’m thinkin’.

Orange-reddish fur on orangutans? What’s that all about? Read all about that and other cool things right here!, courtesy of livescience.com

Ponder. All the things.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full color picture followed by red/green color blind version.  Animals with low color saturation vision would probably see something similar. So, they stick out to us, but if you are an animal that relies chiefly on movement to find prey, this orangutan might well just blend right into the background. 

I wanna be like you! Video courtesy of YouTube user DaveTheManThatCan.

Not in Kipling’s book but we don’t care.

Another great character from Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels, The Librarian of the Unseen University!

 L-space equation: BOOKS = KNOWLEDGE = POWER = (FORCE X DISTANCE ÷ TIME).

MEET KEN, SAN DIEGO ZOO’S MOST INFAMOUS (AND HAIRIEST) ESCAPE ARTIST, article courtesy of newsweek.com.

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Ken Allen, the orangutan, allegedly gives the photographer of this photo, Reddit user Dibble86, the finger at the San Diego Zoo in 1992.

Now you know a bit more about orangutans than you did this morning! What’s your opinion on them? We want to hear from you! Send us your suggestions for animals you’d like to hear us talk about, volunteer your rugrat to say something on our podcast, or just drop us a line about anything at varmintspodcast@gmail.com! We might even read your fascinating email on the show.

Your feedback is always welcome!

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Music used:
“Dubakupado”, “Quirky Dog”, “Sneaky Adventure”, “Monkeys Spinning Monkeys”
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Pictures used:
Featured image: Semi-wild orangutan in Bukit Lawang, North Sumatra by Ilya YakubovichAttribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)