Orangutans seem the wisest of all the primates. They have such depth to their faces and stare off into the sky with a knowing wonderment that they are trapped in this life-time, but will have another turn soon. They are here for our enjoyment and are okay with that. It’s almost an orangutan Hindu thing. I love these guys, the little baby, and the old one.
Daddy hangin’ around.
Junior having the day to romp and play.
This senior either had so much wisdom and was transcending the moment, or was in a state of deep depression. He sat at the window and looked back at the tourists. If you looked deep into his eyes, you either connected with a deeper world, or were frightened and turned away. I could have stayed all afternoon and communed with this old guy. He was the the most wonderful connection at the zoo.