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Pictures of the day: 21 March 2014

Gorilla mother Kumili arms her newborn at the zoo in Leipzig, central Germany. The baby gorilla was born during the night between 10 and 11 March 2014 and its sex is still unknown. It's the second gorilla baby born within four month in this group of apes.

from Mail Online

By Lawrence Conway

Orangutan babies are similar to humans in many ways. They cry when they’re hungry, whimper when hurt and smile at their mothers.

from BBC Nature

In pictures: Wildlife photo award

It's soft fluff with a face. I can't even handle it.

The poem from my mother's funeral. I miss you so much Mommy.

from Mail Online

Orangutans fight for their survival on a protected island

Sumatran orangutans are designated as Critically Endangered by the IUCN, with a population of just a few thousand, while the Borneo orangutan is considered Threatened. The UN calls the current status of the remaining orangutans “a conservation emergency.” Habitat destruction caused by the massive expansion of palm oil plantations is a primary reason orangutans are facing the threat of extinction.

from Mail Online

By Lawrence Conway

This super-cute baby orangutan has had a difficult start to life - but staff at an animal charity are now caring for his every need.

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the sweetest little doxie face ever!..M.T. Not a big fan of this breed, but this IS the cutest little face! As a kid we had a litter of 6 puppies, from a mom who was part wire-fox terrier/part poodle and she was impregnated by our shih tzu AND a neighborhood dachshund, it was the cutest litter.One was a longhair dach. we called spider monkey and was the cutest thing ever,was very upset when we had to give it away to my sisters horrible boyfriend and he didn't keep it.

from Mail Online

Baby orangutan snatched from Borneo rainforest is rescued

'There was a glimmer of light in his sad dark eyes': Dying baby orangutan snatched from his mother in the Borneo rainforest and kept alone in a dark cage is rescued | Daily Mail Online