Baby twin leopards have soft spot for orangutan
The cheeky pair - Solka and his sister Chant - have teamed up with friendly orangutan, Rishi, seeking comfort in the one-year-old&rsquotes long fur.
The African leopards are being hand-reared by carers at The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
"The babies are fed every four hours with a special formula made from vitamins, fresh yogurt and goats milk."
She added: "In the wild the mothers are usually very attentive for around one month, after which they leave the babies to fend for themselves."
"Leopards are the most intelligent of the big cat family and Rishi is having a good time teaching them a few things."
When they are fully grown they will reach 80cm high and weigh about 180 pounds although females are lighter at 120 pounds.
Rajani, 35, who has worked for the Institute for 12 years, said:
These guys will never be going into the wild and so to form a relationship with them they need to be hand raised by us.
"It will be several months before they can be re-united with their 10-year-old mother and 15-year-old father, Chance."
Rajani said: "Leopards are the most intelligent of the big cat family and Rishi is having a good time teaching them a few things."