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Saturday, August 1, 2009

The World's Only Orang Utan Hospital

Situated in the heart of the Malaysian jungle, the Infant Care Unit at the Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary- dubbed Orang-Utan Island, is a very special hospital.
All of its patients are from the endangered Borneo species of orang-utans, the Pongo Pygmaeus. Without the facility, built in 2004, the species would probably be extinct.


Three-month-old June-Junior is hooked up to monitors and IV drips



Dressed in a nappy, 10-month-old April chews her cot

When they are a year old they will be moved to the infant development unit, where the animals are taught how to survive in the wild.
A dedicated team of seven nurses care for the creatures, headed by one of Malaysia 's most experienced vets.

The orang-utans get all the comforts of a hospital, including nappy changes and even cuddles.


15 comments:

Tami said...

Bestest Buddie, I LOVE these little guys!

Mommy24cs said...

Awww they are adorable :) I want one!!

Lin said...

Now that is a baby I would be willing to hold! How sweet that they are being cared for properly. Well, I wish they could be outdoors, but I'm sure that is coming.

April Belle said...

I know so little about orangutans... thank you for sharing such amazing pictures and information! (and thanks for stopping by The Self Love Project!)

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I would love to hold a baby orangutan. They are so adorable when they are little. Such personalities.

yonca said...

Hi Veronica,
They are so cute!
Enjoy your Sunday!

Jenjen @GottaLoveMom said...

Thanks for making me smile every time!
Have a great week, my friend :)

blueviolet said...

I just wanna hug them!

Jane Doe said...

That is absolutely adorable!! Kudos to those people for ensuring the survival of that species.

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Right at my doorstep and I haven't visited! Fly me to E. Malaysia and let me see these adorable cuties :) Good work, Sepilok!

ModernMom said...

Oh I bet there are no shortage of volunteers. They are too cute!

JosiahsMommy said...

Lol. What a cute post. Your blog is just getting better and better for me.

The Holmes Crew said...

AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW....now this is a GREAT post!

Mama Grits said...

They are so cute! Adoption costs???

familytiesandgrowingpains said...

omg! super cute. i love this post!

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