orangutan-catches-rope.jpgAstonishing pictures from the World Wildlife Fund capture the moment that a terrified  mother caught a rope thrown to her by humans and swam across a flooded river to bring her baby to safety. Villagers had reported that the mother and her baby were stranded in a tree when a river flooded on the north east tip of the island.

It is a long-held belief that the giant apes are petrified of water, but after the rope was caught, the mother did not appear to give her leap into the swollen river a second thought.

(Read full story and more photos in The Daily Mail)


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