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Sun Feb 21, 2021, 08:33 AM

"A photo that will remain immortal in history

taken by the photographer Anil Prabhakar in the forests of Indonesia. The photo shows an orangutan monkey (currently in danger) trying to help a geologist who fell in a mud puddle during his research.

When the photographer took the picture, he subtitled it: At a time when mankind is dying inside humans, animals lead us to the principles of humanity."

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Reply "A photo that will remain immortal in history (Original post)
Siwsan Feb 21 OP
Judi Lynn Feb 21 #1
Siwsan Feb 21 #5
catbyte Feb 21 #17
smirkymonkey Feb 21 #58
cayugafalls Feb 21 #66
catbyte Feb 22 #72
cayugafalls Feb 22 #81
soldierant Feb 21 #53
joe_stampingbull Feb 21 #54
Ligyron Feb 21 #62
rebe303 Feb 22 #67
Ligyron Feb 22 #82
rebe303 Saturday #86
rebe303 Saturday #87
rebe303 Saturday #88
rebe303 Feb 22 #68
homegirl Feb 21 #59
calimary Feb 21 #63
Sancho Feb 21 #2
Shermann Feb 21 #8
Lionel Mandrake Feb 21 #56
niyad Feb 21 #3
ananda Feb 21 #4
Clash City Rocker Feb 21 #6
Donkees Feb 21 #7
wnylib Feb 21 #49
WhiskeyGrinder Feb 21 #9
TheRickles Feb 21 #25
cab67 Feb 21 #10
FM123 Feb 21 #16
LiberalLovinLug Feb 21 #48
Bucky Feb 22 #83
LiberalLovinLug Feb 22 #84
Siwsan Feb 21 #18
TheRickles Feb 21 #26
Siwsan Feb 21 #30
coti Feb 21 #39
Hortensis Feb 21 #11
Siwsan Feb 21 #14
Turin_C3PO Feb 21 #19
Hortensis Feb 21 #22
Turin_C3PO Feb 21 #32
Hortensis Feb 21 #34
mikeysnot Feb 21 #12
DeLurkor Feb 21 #37
Ohio Dem Feb 21 #50
zeusdogmom Feb 21 #13
Siwsan Feb 21 #15
yardwork Feb 21 #20
Siwsan Feb 21 #21
paleotn Feb 21 #33
yardwork Feb 21 #36
Ferrets are Cool Feb 21 #41
tavernier Feb 21 #23
TheRickles Feb 21 #27
tavernier Feb 21 #43
malaise Feb 21 #24
AllaN01Bear Feb 21 #28
Dem4Life1102 Feb 21 #29
paleotn Feb 21 #31
Stuart G Feb 21 #35
MLAA Feb 21 #38
JohnnyRingo Feb 21 #40
Oldem Feb 21 #42
Act_of_Reparation Feb 22 #73
BobTheSubgenius Feb 21 #44
FakeNoose Feb 21 #45
Siwsan Feb 21 #46
malthaussen Feb 21 #47
lame54 Feb 21 #51
Joinfortmill Feb 21 #52
burrowowl Feb 21 #55
BigmanPigman Feb 21 #57
yuiyoshida Feb 21 #60
Hiawatha Pete Feb 21 #61
wryter2000 Feb 21 #64
Siwsan Feb 22 #69
Turin_C3PO Feb 22 #77
Polybius Feb 21 #65
Siwsan Feb 22 #70
BSdetect Feb 22 #71
Act_of_Reparation Feb 22 #74
Siwsan Feb 22 #75
iemanja Feb 22 #76
Act_of_Reparation Feb 22 #78
iemanja Feb 22 #79
Siwsan Feb 22 #80
calimary Feb 22 #85

Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 08:36 AM

1. Powerful. Thank you, Siwsan. ❤️️❤️️❤️️

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 08:43 AM

5. I once had a "moment" with an Orangutan

I was at the National Zoo, in the Great Ape exhibit. A female Orangutan walked up to the other side of the glass, stood up and just stared into my eyes. It was an unblinking stare that I returned for probably about 30 seconds. Amazing. Then, another zoo visitor walked up behind me and kind of over reacted to the Orangutan's behavior, so it shot him a quick look and then turned and walked away.

But for that short period, I had the most amazing connection that I will never forget.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 09:14 AM

17. I had the same with a wild dolphin off Maui about 25 years ago.

There were about a dozen of us in a Zodiac on a whale watching trip when all of a sudden, the boat was surrounded by about two dozen Pacific White-Sided dolphins. We were zipping from the wharf in Lahaina to the middle of the Au Au channel. It was awesome to see them jumping, riding the bow wave, just having fun. But then, one of them came right up to the boat and flipped on its side to look right into my eyes. We locked eyes for about 20 seconds. I saw curiosity and intelligence. It was just a few seconds, but it was one of the most profound experiences I've ever had. I'll never forget it.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #17)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 07:31 PM

58. +1000

How amazing. What a wonderful experience.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #17)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 11:39 PM

66. That is an awesome experience. Dolphins are very intelligent.

I had a similar experience in Florida in the 80's while sailing. Surrounded by dolphins and one of them turns on it's side and just looks into my eyes. Like you, it was profound and changed me forever.

I was never the same after that as no one will ever convince me that dolphins aren't extremely intelligent. I simply believe that their environment is so alien to ours that they are truly aliens from another world who live among us.

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Response to cayugafalls (Reply #66)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 09:41 AM

72. Awesome. You know exactly what I'm talking about.

Just like you, there was something about that very brief encounter that changed me forever. I remember silently thanking him because it felt like an honor. I'm sure it was probably random, but out of all the people on the boat, he looked into my eyes. Some people look at me like I'm nuts when I tell them about it; I guess you just had to be there, right?

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Response to catbyte (Reply #72)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 10:58 AM

81. Yes. You had to be the one who looked into the eyes.

You are not nuts.

They are beautiful and highly intelligent. For the life of me, I think they are even more moral and compassionate than humans.

It was almost as if I was being looked at by a knowing mother, letting me know that someday too, we shall grow up and be as kind and free as them.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 05:35 PM

53. I had a moment with a peacock once

It was during the late 60's at the San Diego Zoo. I went to see it by myself and this peacock who was not caged decided I needed a guide and took it upon himself. He led me from area to area, looking back from time to time as if to make sure I was still with him. And he graciously posed for a photo before i left (which I sadly no longer have.)

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 05:37 PM

54. Yes, they are sentient

That is why they and the ceteceans must be protected and treated humanely.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 08:42 PM

62. I was at the Monkey Jungle in Miami, which was deserted after a violent thunderstorm.

They had a young Orangutan, and since there were really no people there except my wife and daughter, he let it out of it's enclosure to hang out with us. It came over and sat down next to me on a wet bench, reaches out ... and to my stunned amazement, took my hand in his. I'm like, speechless not knowing what I was suppose to, do but at the same time feeling very connected and quite privileged.

"He seems to like you.", says the keeper smiling bemusedly. I'm thinking I must look like somebody he knows. You know, when you're that close to one you really get an appreciation of how like us they are truly. I remember the ears, his hands, those big eyes, hazel pools of total comprehension.

Except for that one Humpback Whale, I don't think I ever been more astounded by an animal in my life..

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Response to Ligyron (Reply #62)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 12:16 AM

67. Sweet and nice to hear of an Orangutan enclosed but not in a cage

That must have been incredibly soul-stirring. I always feel most sad seeing orangutans and gorillas, etc. as opposed to other species types in zoos though all animals seem worthy and capable of great emotion and compassion to me.

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Response to rebe303 (Reply #67)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 11:36 AM

82. "At the Monkey Jungle, it's people who are in cages ... while the animals roam free!"

That's how their billings reads anyway and it's true too because once there, you walk along a boardwalk that's completely enclosed by chain link type caging. The Monkey Jungle was built on an old, 34 acre quarry that's now grown all jungley with exotic plantings and shaded like a tropical rainforest by huge oak, tropical fig and mahogany trees.

Excavating for road fill and fossilized coral rock building material called "coquina" is what originally produced the plateau like "islands" which the Monkey Jungle no doubt modified and improved a bit to keep the animals from escaping and also keep certain species separate. The enclosed boardwalk snakes through the different islands, all surrounded by water that house various species and troops of monkeys,apes and even some lemurs if I recall correctly, because it's been a few years. Oh, and plus of course the ubiquitous Florida alligators and crocs who patrol the moat between the plateau/islands.

I always wanted an alligator pit myself like the ones you used to see in old B&W B movies or on Tarzan but if Florida can't get the drugs to do lethal injections anymore ...

In any case, Monkey Jungle is a unique idea for an animal attraction and seemed way more humane and also to work alot better than the cement and iron barred horrors I witnessed as a kid. The monkeys seemed real happy to see us as we walked through and would come to the cage you were in whereupon you could feed them various approved food items, mostly fruit and veggies.

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Response to Ligyron (Reply #82)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 02:30 PM

86. Wonderful

I would love to visit it.

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Response to Ligyron (Reply #82)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 02:31 PM

87. Wonderful

I would love to visit it. Thanks for the vivid tribute

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Response to Ligyron (Reply #82)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 02:36 PM

88. Wonderful

I would love to visit it. Thanks for the vivid tribute

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 07:58 PM

59. I remember reading

a news account of a toddler who had fallen into the "Monkey Pit" in a Zoo. A female of the species took the toddler into her arms and waited in front of the door to the indoor quarters for the keeper to open the door and take the child from her arms.

Evidently the "monkey" was smarter than the human parents!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 08:54 PM

63. That is ASTONISHING!

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 08:38 AM

2. precursor?



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Response to Sancho (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 08:47 AM

8. You are insinuating the orangutan is a damn dirty ape?

What's up with that?

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Response to Shermann (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 07:27 PM

56. The orangutan is a distant cousin of ours.

The other great apes (gorillas, chimps, bonobos) are closer relatives of ours.

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 08:42 AM

3. Thank you for this amazing photo.

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 08:42 AM

4. Damm, the gorilla is more human than the QOP

Thanks

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 08:43 AM

6. Whoa, that's amazing

I just showed it to my wife, and she cried. Thanks for sharing it.

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 08:46 AM

7. Orangutans are great apes and their name literally means "person of the forest."

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Response to Donkees (Reply #7)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 01:48 PM

49. Thanks for pointing out that

Orangutans are great apes, and not "monkeys" as the OP calls them. Monkeys are a totally different category from the great apes. Great apes include gorillas, orangutans, chimpanzees, bonobos, and humans.

I had heard that orangutan means "old men of the forest." Whichever it is, it refers to them as people. They are quite clever, and zoo keepers have learned that they can make and use tools to open some kinds of locks.

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 08:55 AM

9. Here are some details about the photo. It's a game warden clearing snakes in a reserve.

The person who took the photo, Anil Prabhakar, is reportedly the geologist. On Instagram, he captioned it "Let me help you? : Once Humanity dying in Mankind, sometime animals are guiding us back to our basics."

https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/07/asia/orangutan-borneo-intl-scli/index.html

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #9)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 09:34 AM

25. More details in the CNN story:

The guard then moved away from the ape and climbed out of the water. When Prabhakar asked why he moved away, "He said, 'they're completely wild, we don't know how they'll react.'"

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 08:57 AM

10. could be heartwarming, but on the other hand....

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Response to cab67 (Reply #10)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 09:14 AM

16. Yes, I read that too. Heartbreaking, if so.

"Jamartin said that in the picture it looked like Anih was offering help to Syahrul. "But based on our experience, she could have been asking for food from Syahrul. It shows that that orangutan has become dependent on human beings,” Jamartin said.

Anih and Romeo no longer have the skill to survive in the wild because they were separated from their mothers when they were very young and have since been relying on human beings for food."

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Response to FM123 (Reply #16)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 01:08 PM

48. Oh come on!

All he had to do is reach his empty hand towards the Orangutan. If the animal was after food, even though I think its absurd as the animal is not stupid and can see the man is not in a position to hand food to it, he would have just pulled his hand back, or simply not grabbed on.

I call a chicken a chicken. I know I'm no Orangutan expert, but he does not look threatening at all. I highly doubt he'd grab on, and start attacking the man.

Too bad because it would have made some truly immortal photos.

To me, knowing that the man did not accept the help, this photo says..."man still in fear and suspicion of other creatures"

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Response to LiberalLovinLug (Reply #48)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 01:32 PM

83. This orangutan is a female named Anih (age 25)

So it's a she, not a he. Just FYI.

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Response to Bucky (Reply #83)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 01:42 PM

84. Thanks.

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Response to cab67 (Reply #10)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 09:17 AM

18. Let's call it a journalistic Rorschach test

The way things are, now, I need things that elevate my spirit so my interpretation is of a cooperative connection between different branches of the same family.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #18)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 09:44 AM

26. Yes, I also opt for projecting the positive meaning!

A minor technical point about your very apt comparison - the photo is not so much a Rorschach test (random inkplot patterns) as a TAT. The Thematic Apperception Test is another projective test used in psychological evaluations. It's a series of vague and ambiguous images of people doing things that the patient is asked to comment on. Just like with this photo, your interpretation depends on your frame of mind.

So many of our interpretations of events in daily life are basically projections of our beliefs and emotions, so why not go for the positive ones?

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Response to TheRickles (Reply #26)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 09:57 AM

30. See, I learned something, today. I've never heard of TAT!

Thanks! (Guess that's a sign I haven't undergone much psychological testing, isn't it. )

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Response to cab67 (Reply #10)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 10:47 AM

39. But it's just a picture.

Maybe it's the widespread maudlin overanalysis of a picture that is representative of humanity's character, not the speculative story behind the pictured hand of an ape.

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 09:04 AM

11. The event and picture of it are great. The subtitle's asinine.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #11)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 09:09 AM

14. I wondered if the word 'monkey' was a translation issue

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #14)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 09:18 AM

19. Yes.

Also, “mankind is dying within humans” probably should have been translated as “humanity dying within humans”.
This is the DU member formerly known as Turin_C3PO.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Reply #19)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 09:24 AM

22. Translation isn't the problem. Willful idiocy is.

Those prone to misanthropy mistake the pleasure of their perverse indulgence for wisdom. Besides that, the comparison is just plain outrageously ignorant and stupid about both creatures. "Humanity" has learned a great deal about the capabilities and characteristics of both, and this silliness requires ignoring whole bodies of knowledge.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #22)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 10:09 AM

32. I wasn't really commenting on the

message, just that I think it’s not translated well.
This is the DU member formerly known as Turin_C3PO.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Reply #32)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 10:15 AM

34. Right. Thanks for the post about the interaction. That was special.

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 09:06 AM

12. Ape not monkey

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Response to mikeysnot (Reply #12)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 10:31 AM

37. One Never Calls the Librarian a Monkey. (nt)

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Response to DeLurkor (Reply #37)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 02:18 PM

50. OOOK!

Haha!

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 09:07 AM

13. Easy way to help everyone remember the difference between a monkey and a great ape

Monkeys have tails, great apes don’t.

Orangutans are in grave, grave danger of extinction. Forest fires, logging and palm oil plantations are on the list of culprits as well as hunting and poaching.

A interesting bit of fact : orangutans are closely related to humans. We share 97% of our DNA. No surprise an orangutan would reach out to help.

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Response to zeusdogmom (Reply #13)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 09:12 AM

15. I'm guessing there was a translation issue in the article. The photo was enough, for me.

I just didn't let the word 'monkey' bother me.

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 09:19 AM

20. Maybe this compassion is not "humanity," since animals seem to be better at it.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #20)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 09:20 AM

21. Good point!

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Response to yardwork (Reply #20)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 10:12 AM

33. A survival trait we're losing...

since our individual survival doesn't necessarily depend on it anymore. There once was a time not all that long ago when it did and it was easy for us to see. Granted, in reality it still does, but our brains haven't evolved enough for us to easily and emotionally grasp the complexity of our modern interdependencies. Thus, the myth of the self sufficient Amurkin. Really, that's just a step back to the tribalism our brains can easily understand.

Altruism may have evolved in a distant, primate ancestor and we share it with our cousins. Chimpanzees also share our tendency to make war on our fellows for no significant reason.

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Response to paleotn (Reply #33)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 10:29 AM

36. Exhibit A: Texas.

The myth of rugged individualism comes crashing down. And the politicians who sell that myth in order to consolidate their own power hop a plane to Cancun.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #20)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 11:21 AM

41. This

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 09:29 AM

23. Did he take the hand?

I probably would have because animals seem to like me and vice versa, but I think some people might be skeptical that he wouldn’t let him go afterward.

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Response to tavernier (Reply #23)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 09:47 AM

27. No, he didn't. See #25 above.

Still a great photo, though, for helping us imagine what might be possible!

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Response to TheRickles (Reply #27)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 12:17 PM

43. Yes, smart choice, because they are much stronger

than humans so the risk is great to both.

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 09:30 AM

24. Magnificent

Thanks Siwsan

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 09:50 AM

28. indeed.

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 09:56 AM

29. Dr. Zaius would not approve;)

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 09:59 AM

31. Cousins helping cousins.

A relatively close relation. I guess Orangs look at people individually, instead of as groups. We can learn a lot from that.

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 10:17 AM

35. Incredible...Thank You for Posting This Picture....K and R

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 10:38 AM

38. Wonderful photo.

When I see extraordinary pictures/videos of animals it reminds me of the saying ‘friends not food’ 🙂

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 10:57 AM

40. This flashed me back to a Looney Tune I saw as a kid.

Except in the cartoon once the explorer took his hand, the gorilla repeatedly thrashed him against the ground from one side to the other. It was ok though, he didn't get hurt too bad, just a bunch of stars and dizziness.

I'm sure reality turned out better, though less adaptable to Saturday morning cartoons.

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 12:06 PM

42. The orangutan helped while the photographer was busy with his camera?

Who is more humane? I couldn't escape this thought while remaining grateful for the photo. I'm a photographer, myself, and I'd like to think I'd have dumped my camera, in the bog if necessary, and helped out. Maybe I would have; maybe I would have. It's food for thought. And we don't know what the photographer did after snapping the shot. I hope he joined forces with the other primate.

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Response to Oldem (Reply #42)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 09:43 AM

73. Occam's Razor.

The dude in the bog wasn't in any danger.

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 12:36 PM

44. What a once-in-a-lifetime shot that is!

Amazing, and very bittersweet. Obviously that animal doesn't connect all the woes in his or her world with this guy.

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 12:41 PM

45. Makes me wonder who took the snapshot?

The person holding the camera should be the one to reach over and help the guy out of the water. Am I right?

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #45)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 12:45 PM

46. Sometimes I find it better to let the notion of Awe just wash over me

For all we know, the man in the water might have asked everyone to stand still.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #45)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 01:03 PM

47. Funny you should say that.

How many times I have seen photos of some emergency, and I wonder "why are you taking pictures right now?"

-- Mal

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 02:30 PM

51. Ted Cruz - This is how it's done

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 03:33 PM

52. Wow

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 06:18 PM

55. K&R!

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 07:28 PM

57. Animals often help other animals out of a dangerous

situation. Basically we are looking at two animals.

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 08:14 PM

60. But I wonder if he took the hand??

Oh, I see that he didn’t - how many really would??

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 08:36 PM

61. K&R

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 10:46 PM

64. An orangutan is not a monkey!

Good Lord

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Response to wryter2000 (Reply #64)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 07:21 AM

69. I am sure we all know that. Consider it's probably a translated article

and translations don't always fit our language standards. Sometimes it's good to just enjoy the photo.

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Response to wryter2000 (Reply #64)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 09:57 AM

77. It's just a small mistake in a slightly mistranslated article.

Probably an automated translation.
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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 10:52 PM

65. It could accidentally crush his hand

They have super-human strength.

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Response to Polybius (Reply #65)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 07:22 AM

70. But apparently that didn't happen

Fortunately, the message I took from that photo was a bit more uplifting.

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 08:06 AM

71. k&r

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 09:43 AM

74. "Found on Facebook"

Well, shit. Must be true, then.

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Response to Act_of_Reparation (Reply #74)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 09:50 AM

75. **sign**

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 09:55 AM

76. Here is the article on CNN

https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/07/asia/orangutan-borneo-intl-scli/index.html
It turns out the man is a warden who was clearing poisonous snakes.
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Response to iemanja (Reply #76)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 09:58 AM

78. And he gave the orangutan the cold shoulder.

Probably because he preferred to keep his in their sockets.

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 09:59 AM

79. More info from the Jakarta Post

The ape and the warden knew each other, and some at the orangutan reserve think that the ape may have been actually asking the warden for food.
https://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2020/02/10/more-than-meets-the-eye-in-photo-of-orangutan-offering-help-to-man.html
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Response to iemanja (Reply #79)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 10:01 AM

80. Wow - thanks for that info!

I just love the photo, regardless of the context.

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Response to Siwsan (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 06:28 PM

85. Something in my eye...

What a wonderful photo.

Just wonderful.

Humbling.

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