Facebook_off Twitter_off Pinterest Instagram_off Googleplus_off Youtube_off Emailnewsletter

Welcome to DogHeirs, Where Dogs Are Family! Log in or Sign Up

Dogheirslogo




Orphaned orangutan and hound dog are best friends (VIDEO)

Custom_sam_sheepdog_300_thumb By Martha | Draft | Comments (2)

Suryia and Roscoe swimming

Suryia the orangutan and Roscoe the dog were two 'lost souls' when they first met, but they became instant friends upon meeting each other. Both Suryia and Roscoe live at The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Orangatans are one of the most endangered species on earth, due to the rapid loss of their forest habitat to palm oil producers. After losing his parents, Suryia was so depressed he wouldn't eat and didn't respond to any medical treatments. The veterinarians thought the 3-year-old orangutan would die from a broken heart.

As fate would have it, when zoo keepers were out with Suryia in the park one day, they came across an old dog (Roscoe) on the zoo grounds. As soon as they saw each other, Suryia ran over to the hound dog and hugged him. The two bonded immediately, and the orphaned dog found a new family.

The pair have been inseparable ever since. Suryia always has to share half his food to Roscoe. The pair also share activities such as swimming. Swimming is one of their favorites, although Suryia is a little afraid of the water and needs his friend's help to swim. The zoo keepers say the animals have fun and interactions they don't get with anyone else - they're true friends.

 

Related:



View more articles in: Fun Videos

You may also like

Elephant and dog best friends love playing in the water together (VIDEO)

Bubbles the elephant and Bella the Labrador Retriever are best friends and have bonded over their love of water. They love to swim and play in the river together. Bubbles wants to spend time with Bella and makes it a game for Bella to climb and jump off her back.   Bubbles was adopted as an ivory orphan (her parents killed for their ivory by poachers) by Myrtle Beach Safari in 1983.   Related: Baby...
Read more

Man's dying wish to find loving home for his dog still unanswered

When Jake's owner passed away last October from cancer, his dying wish was to find a forever home for his best friend. Jake is a 7-year-old Labrador Springer Spaniel mix and was rescued by Bob and Pat Neill when he was just 2 years old. Sadly, Bob passed away before he could see Jake with a new family. Since then, Jake has been living in a kennel half a year now and he deserves a...
Read more

Dog gets around with four bionic paws

Naki'o is the world's first dog to be fitted with a complete set of prosthetic paws. They work naturally to allow him to run, jump and play like any other dog. Naki'o lost his paws to frostbite as a puppy after he was abandoned in the Nebraska winter by his owners. He was adopted by vet technician Christie Tomlinson. As he grew, Naki'o had difficulty getting around on his stubs, resorting to crawling on his...
Read more

Loyal dog walks nearly 500 miles home searching for owner

When Mark Wessells dropped his Labrador Retriever, Buck, off at his father's mountain property in Winchester, VA, he thought Buck would be happy with the vast amount of property his father owned. Mark was in the process of moving homes back in Myrtle Beach, SC, and temporarily couldn't have Buck. Having Buck stay with Mark's father seemed like a perfect solution for Mark and a great "vacation" for Buck. However, one week after Mark left...
Read more

Dying man's last wish to find loving home for his best friend

Bob Neill, a 77-year-old man with Parkinson's disease, who was diagnosed with throat and lung cancer one month ago, has one dying wish: to find the best new forever home for his best friend Jake. Jake is a 7-year-old chocolate lab and springer spaniel mix described as faithful, loving and a good boy by his dog walker, Cindy Bright. He loves to go for walks and rides and he loves to play tug of war and run in...
Read more

Comments on this Article

MY FAVORITE video of all time!! Can't beat love at 1st sight ;)
Orangatans are hilarious!! I am so happy they found each other.
» View all comments

Add Your Comment!

Log in to leave a comment or Create an account

Must See

Follow DogHeirs

Also find us on: DogHeirs on Twitter DogHeirs on Pinterest DogHeirs on Instagram DogHeirs on Google+

Copyright 2014 DogHeirs