The Honey Pot

avgas:

archiemcphee:

Here’s an endearing new story for the Department of Unexpected Interspecies Friendship. It’s a couple years old, but no less touching for being a bit dated. Meet Suryia the Orangutan and Roscoe the Bluetick Coonhound, an improbable pair who’ve been inseparable ever since they met at The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species (TIGERS) in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It’s the same endangered wildlife reserve that’s home to another Bubbles and Bella, another awesome and unlikely pair of pals.

Suryia and Roscoe first met in 2008 soon after Roscoe first appeared at the reserve and starting following TIGERS staff members as they walked home from work.

He was immediately spotted by the orangutan, who ambled over to make friends. Dr Bhagavan Antle, the reserve’s founder, 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.

'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.'

In 2011 Dr. Antle published a book of photographs which, entitled Suryia and Roscoe: The True Story of an Unlikely Friendship, shows the ape and pup enjoying each other’s company at the wildlife reserve.

Visit Dailymail.co.ukfor even more photos of this charming primate/canine duo.

No words. Where is the manly crying emoticon.

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thedaintysquid:

nevver:

Mouth to Mouth

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inothernews:

A FRIEND IN BREED   A dog named Yeti nurses four piggies in Camaguey, Cuba.  (Photo: Roberto Blanco / AFP-Getty via the San Francisco Chronicle)

inothernews:

A FRIEND IN BREED   A dog named Yeti nurses four piggies in Camaguey, Cuba.  (Photo: Roberto Blanco / AFP-Getty via the San Francisco Chronicle)

urlesque:

50 Pictures of Cross-Species Friendships

ALWAYS Roscoe and Suryia ALWAYS
oldauntamy:

And one more from the book signing.
(via Unlikely friendship between orangutan and dog | Mail Online)


THE VIDEO
and I have to say it again. Oh my god.
christinefriar:

Oh my god.

and I have to say it again. Oh my god.

christinefriar:

Oh my god.

share those monkey biscuits with a friend!
thetalkinghead:
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share those monkey biscuits with a friend!

thetalkinghead:

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So, this video has changed my life.

1. I’ve learned to share my monkey biscuits

2. I cannot stop saying ‘monkey biscuits’

3.Now, when I ‘walk’ Cowboy the Dog Champion, I do these amazing tumbling somersaults. Oh you will notice the changes the next time you see me at the park.

I just need to find an elephant on the cheap.