CUTE baby orang-utan Suyria hears the front crawl of the wild –
taking a dip in an animal sanctuary’s swimming pool.
Sun Last updated at Published: 30 Jan 2008
The five-year-old king of the swingers was taught to swim for
fun, along with others including a tapir and two young tigers.
But only Suyria needs a life jacket – as apes naturally
Dr Bhagavan Antle of The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare
Species in Miami, Florida, said: "I started swimming
with tigers 25 years ago – then we tried other animals and
the orang-utans loved the water. They love taking baths and
then we slowly introduce them to the pool. Suyria loves
bouncing off the bottom."
He looks like a proper swimming chimp-ion . . .
Pole position ... ape plays by the pool
Snuggle time ... Suyria dries off by
Lion around in the pool
cub takes a dip with
Cop-ping a feel ... orang-utan in police
T-shirt grabs helper for
Top cat ... young tiger goes for a swim
Back stroke ... helpers tend to
swimming lion cub
He nose a good time ... tapir larks
around with baby
Paws for thought ... tiger cub
catches his breath
Crazy cat ... tiger does some
Going under ... tapir takes a dip
Head and shoulders above the rest ... ape keeps his head up thanks to life
Tapir time ... keepers give creature
some TLC in the pool
It's all going swimmingly ... tapir
gets some swim help