orangutan Fishing orangutangs
A series of photos have been published of an orangutan fishing using a spear while hanging out over the water from a branch. The orangutan in the pictures is a male living in a
sanctuary on the island of Kaja in Borneo. This reserve offers home for animals that have been displaced and homeless by logging and other development. As orangutan have a hard time spearing swimming fish it spears fish stuck in nets and lines. Another orangutan used the method to “catch” floating fruit. It is believed that the orangutans have learned this by observing local fishermen. You can see the pictures by clicking here.

Orangutans are highly endangered and some scientist warns that they might be gone from the wild within 10 years of not drastic measure are taken to protect them.