This photo was taken at the Metro Toronto Zoo.
The orangutan lives in the Malaysian islands of Borneo and Sumatra. These areas are made up of swamp-like forests with many trees. The orangutan prefers the lowland of the forest, but as the trees are cut down by loggers, the orangutans are being forced to move to higher elevations.
When you enter this pavillion, you step into an environment that transports you into the middle of a rainforest.
Since young orangutans very playful, taking photos of her was almost impossible, as she was swinging, jumping, and moving so fast!
**Interesting Fact - Orangutans are our second closest relatives. They have 97% of the same genetic make-up as humans. We really need to bring this intelligent animal back to a healthy population.
**Post Pro - Cropped to square format, AutoLevels, and dodged the orangutans fur.
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allotfy (1525) 2004-04-17 19:14
Very nice shot this monkey is with out Head and still a live and playing :0))) , the shot is little unsharp but you capture in a perfect time .. well done
pamastro (7288) 2004-04-19 22:55
Nice shot. The playfulness is nicely captured here. And the background is nicely blurred. The strength of these beings is really seen here in how it is holding itself. It's really nicely captured. You really got the power and the dexterity of her in this photo. And its setting is nice and green and lush.