Zoo Friends!

The Belgium Zoo has released pictures of orangutans and river otters interacting. The selected shots appear make it appear that the two species have developed some sort of “friendship.” Video of the relationship looks more like otters exploring and pestering the orangutans. What is really happening between these two species? Sometimes we look at animals and make their behavior anthropomorphic—finding human characteristics and

motivations in animals when none really exist.

You decide: Video:


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