- Despite their wildness, some animals have been seen showing compassion to other animals and humans
- An orangutan recently showed that it can also be compassionate even if it is a wild animal
- The ape offered to help a man in a river by offering its outstretched hand to the man, thinking the latter was stuck
An orangutan made a rare show of love when it tried to assist a man in a river by offering its outstretched arm to the man.
The animal thought the man was stuck in the river, not knowing that he was searching for snakes, Daily Mail reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the ape lives in a protected conservation forest area in Borneo, while the man works for the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation - a non-profit organisation aimed at protecting the endangered species.
The worker was clearing away snakes in an effort to guard the orangutans when one of the apes showed up.
The pictures of the scene was taken by amateur photographer Anil Prabhakar, from Indonesia, who had been on a safari with his friends.
Narrating what happened, Prabhakar said: "Someone told him there was a snake in the river. The warden went there and cleared the bushes.
"An orangutan came to the banks and was watching what he was doing. He then came closer and gave his hand.
"The warden just moved away. I asked him why later and he said: ''It's a wild animal, not one we are familiar with."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a male baboon in Kruger National Park in South Africa stole a lion cub from its pride and taken it up a tree to groom.
A man who has walked the length and breadth of the park for 10 years, Kurt Schultz, was baffled when he saw the baboon tending to the cub.
Schultz took the video of the moment, and the video has since gone viral on social media. In the video, the baboon can be seen sitting in a tree with the cub as it combs through the cub's fur with its fingers.
In other news, Umar Kobo, the managing director at Kano Zoological Gardens, said the missing N6.8 million was not swallowed by a gorilla as earlier claimed.
A finance officer in the zoo had claimed that the gorilla “sneaked into their office” and carted away the money before swallowing it.
Kobo confirmed that the money was missing and that the issue was being investigated.
He said: "The issue is under investigations for now and I don’t want to say anything on the matter, many journalists have come to meet me but I don’t want to talk anything. What I can confirm is that money is missing."
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