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30 July 2020 at 9:20 pm
The bravest ape: Orangutan who lost both his arms on an electric fence while trying escape from captivity learns how to climb and find food using only his legs as he prepares to return to the jungle
An orangutan who lost both his arms trying to escape captors has finally ‘graduated’ from ‘Forest School’ after learning the skills he needs to survive. Kopral was electrocuted when he climbed an electricity pylon in a bid to escape captors who had been keeping him in a cage in Indonesia as a pet since he was a baby. The youngster was brought to the East Kalimantan Orangutan Reintroduction Program in Indonesia by taxi, but sadly his arms were severely burnt and rotting and nothing could be done to save them.
30 July 2020 at 9:22 pm
Very sad story Celia but looks like he’s in a good environment now.
31 July 2020 at 2:44 am
Very sad story but with a happy ending.
30 July 2020 at 9:29 pm
A car owner used his best ‘dad voice’ to try to stop a bear breaking into his vehicle – and was amazed when it worked.
Hilarious footage filmed from the safety of a cabin in the woods in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, shows the huge black bear taking a closer look at a parked Jeep-style vehicle.
The car owner films the bear standing up on its hind legs like a human and deftly opening the car door with its paws.
A curious black bear wanders out of the woods in Gatlinburg, Tennessee to take a closer look at a parked car
Under his breath, the car owner says: ‘Oh my gosh.’
He then raises his voice sternly to use his best ‘dad voice’ and shouts at the bear, saying: ‘Hey! No, don’t do that!’
The startled bear looks over to see who is yelling and releases the car door which slams shut.The bear stands up on its hind legs and opens the car door using its paws in an attempt to take a look inside
The man laughs in amusement or relief however, it’s not over yet as the curious bear attempts to break in for a second time and opens the car door again.
The man yells ‘Hey!’ again in a strict voice and this time the bear lets the car door go, drops to all fours and wanders back into the woods.
As the bear finally skulks away, the man jokes laughing, ‘Come on man, what’s wrong with you?’
Startled, the black bear drops to all fours and retreats back to the woods as the man laughs in relief
The father-of-three had been staying with his wife in a cabin in the woods of Gatlinburg, Tennessee for a weekend to celebrate his birthday when the incident with the bear took place.
The incident was caught on camera last week on July 23.
It was filmed near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park which has a population of roughly 1,500 bears.
The man in the video said: ‘My wife and I were at a cabin for the weekend to celebrate my birthday.The American black bear is the most common bear found in North America. There are approximately 1,500 bears living in the area where this video was filmed in eastern Tennessee
‘We have three young sons, so when a black bear wandered out of the woods and opened my car door, I used what my kids call ‘the dad voice’ to yell at the bear, and he immediately stopped what he was doing and closed my car door for me. Twice.’
The American black bear is a medium-sized bear native to North America.
A healthy male Tennessee black bear can be between four to seven feet long and weigh as much as 500lbs in the winter months.
Bears are very curious animals and will often stand on their hind legs to get a better view or a better sense of hearing and smell.
They are also very dexterous and strong and have been seen unscrewing lids of jars.
31 July 2020 at 2:46 am
Pays to make sure your doors are locked at all times, they are very curious and clever. Funny about the use of the dad’s stern voice.
31 July 2020 at 11:09 am
Did anyone watch or read the other news item I put up a few days ago?
A home was all locked up and this Grizzley Bear knocks in the front door and walks in!
Imagine children left at home or mum alone cooking and a big bear does that!
31 July 2020 at 1:44 pm
🙂 Glad we just have large snakes and deadly spiders invading.
Python trying to get into my place … we had a Mexican stand-off … I won.
31 July 2020 at 2:07 pm
Yes I read it Celia, was an amazing story.
RnR what a beautiful harmless snake, we had a pet one once years ago, he left home and was never seen again, was interesting the places he would turn up, once under the typewriter I was using.
Which deadly spiders are you talking about? It is often the ones you can’t see are the real problem.
30 July 2020 at 9:09 pm
You would enjoy the three videos in this…
30 July 2020 at 9:20 pm
George was really something wasn’t he.
So George stood at 19 feet. Forest is 5.7 metres or 18 feet 8.4 inches.
Just under 4 inches to go LOL.
30 July 2020 at 9:21 pm
Did you watch the video of the Cheetahs that cuddled up to their carer at night RnR?
31 July 2020 at 2:43 am
Big giraffes, I love giraffes.
30 July 2020 at 9:11 pm
I have just put a video up after the Tallest Giraffe, hope you can all see it; it gave me a good giggle!
31 July 2020 at 2:40 am
Didn’t realize they were so small, have seen them on a doco, very strange looking.
31 July 2020 at 2:41 am
Aww they look like they are smiling.