September 7, 2009

Living With Orangutans


He's so young to have a monkey on his back.

National Geographic Vol. 157, No. 6
June 1980
from Cover Browser

14 comments:

Ms. Moon said...

And how lucky he is.

downtown guy said...

That kid doesn't look like he feels all that lucky. I think he wants the bowl to himself.

Ms. Moon said...

Tough shit! The ape is happy. Well, the hairier ape is happy anyway.

downtown guy said...

Sibling rivalry, it's everywhere.

Steph said...

I love the similarities between them... round tummies, round heads, pudgy arms. I imagine at this stage in development, the ape has much better motor skills, stronger hands. Interesting pic.

downtown guy said...

A baby primate is a baby primate, you know?

honeyluna said...

I love little babies and little orangutans! I wish I had had an orangutan to grow up with- we would have been the best of friends.

downtown guy said...

But poor mom would have had twice the bananas to mush!

Sarcastic Bastard said...

Everybody loves monkeys!

downtown guy said...

It's true. They're on the lovable side of the uncanny valley.

May said...

That monkey is way cuter than that baby. It looks like he's saying "Get. Back. In. The. Water. Baby!"

downtown guy said...

"Noooo, don't get out! I'm not done playing yet."

Mary said...

The CAPTION sweet lord the caption, very cute :)

downtown guy said...

It seemed the obvious comment.