Friendly Orangutan Shares Grapes With A Sneaky Peacock In Thailand Zoo

NewsflarePublished: August 14, 201719,534 views
Published: August 14, 2017

An adorable video has emerged of an orangutan sharing grapes with a peacock in the Chiang Mai zoo in Thailand. Watch the adorable video when an orangutan eats his lunch together with a peacock at a zoo.

Footage shows a big orangutan male casually approaching a big rock on which we can clearly see several scattered goodies. Dinner is served and this mammal is about to enjoy his meal!

However, a curious peacock can be spotted standing on the rock along with the grapes. Moments later, the bird tries to steal a grape or two from this generous orangutan who doesn’t mind sharing food as long as he gets the bigger part of the share!

Reportedly, this is one friendly orangutan and is very tolerant with other species. Moreover, he doesn't mind visitors and he doesn’t mind sharing food, as long as he keeps the lion's share!

This is very surprising given the fact that orangutans are the most solitary of all great apes, with social bonds occurring primarily between mothers and their dependent offspring, who stay together for the first two years.

Fruit is the most important component of orangutan's diet, which is why it is also very surprising that this orangutan doesn’t mind sharing his grapes with the intruder bird. In addition, the apes will also eat vegetation, honey, insects and even bird eggs, so peacock watch out!

Orangutans are species of great apes native to Indonesia and Malaysia. Their hair is reddish-brown, instead of the brown or black hair typical of chimpanzees and gorillas. Males and females differ in size and appearance. Dominant adult males have distinctive cheek pads and produce long calls that attract females and intimidate rivals. Younger males do not have these characteristics and resemble adult females.

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