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Incredible Friendship: The Orangutan And The Hound!
By Suryia and Roscoe

Best friends, Surya the orangutan and Roscoe the Blue Tick hound dog, were recently featured on National Geographic.  

The orangutan was out for his daily elephant ride when he spotted “a worn-out old hound dog.” They ran right toward each other and hugged like long lost best friends.

Dr Bhagavan Antle, founder of The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species (TIGERS), said:

Roscoe looked really thin and a little lost, so we fed him and took care of him. He followed us through the gate and ran over and found Suryia. As soon as he saw Roscoe, Suryia ran over to him and they started playing. It was unusual because dogs are usually scared of primates but they took to each other straight away. We made a few calls to see if he belonged to anyone and when no-one came forward, Roscoe ended up staying.

“They will spend a few hours each day together rolling around, swimming,’”said Dr Antle. ”Suryia will take Roscoe for walks around the enclosure and even feeds him some of his monkey biscuits. When they are both feeling a little lazy they will go for a ride on the back of Bubbles, our 27-year-old African elephant.”

The pair have now been together for two years at TIGERS in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Orangutangs are almost extinct. View Suryia and Roscoe’s YouTube  for more stories on the pair and more information on the plight of Orangutangs

True Friends

Suryia even takes the dog for his walks. 

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Swimming is one of their favorite pastimes, although Suryia is a little afraid of the water and needs his friend’s help to swim. 

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Together they have discovered the joy and laughter in life and the value of friendship. 

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 They have found more than a friendly shoulder to lean on. 

 

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 Long Live Friendship!!!!!!!

I don’t know……some say life is too short, others say it is too long, but I know that nothing that we do makes sense if we don’t touch the hearts of others…….while it lasts!

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7 Responses to “Incredible Friendship: The Orangutan And The Hound!”

  1. Anon
    November 12th, 2010 @ 3:30 am

    This is such a great resource that you are providing and you give it away for free. I enjoy seeing websites that understand the value of providing a prime resource for free. I truly loved reading your post. Thanks!

  2. Ernest Dempsey
    March 27th, 2011 @ 9:50 pm

    The most beautiful personification of life in form of this friendhsip between Surya and Roscoe. Another heart-winning story that teaches us a valuable lesson.

    Many thanks for sharing!

  3. Melissa Trotter
    July 14th, 2012 @ 7:30 am

    So beautiful..and so sweet!

  4. Pushpa Rawat
    December 22nd, 2012 @ 12:58 am

    sooo lovely and feel of very true friendship forever

  5. gautam khanal
    February 17th, 2013 @ 8:34 pm

    Love actually does not have any boundary of Cast,Religion,Profile,Species,Class etc…..

  6. Karunakaran
    October 11th, 2013 @ 10:03 am

    It’s very nice.

  7. Debra Grossman
    May 5th, 2017 @ 10:59 am

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful story. It nourishes my soul to learn of such special friendships. We humans must look to our animal friends for a high moral example.

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