The Entertainment Business Sucks!

This is Louie  Louie face shot.

He is retired from the entertainment business.  I believe if he could talk he would say the entertainment business sucks.

Louie is very fortunate because he gets to spend the rest of his life at the Center for Great Apes

Louie’s life didn’t begin so nice.  He was born on December 19, 1995 and was taken from his mother.  He spent his first year working at a Miami tourist attraction when he should have been bonding with his mother.

Then he was sold to a trainer and worked at Universal Studios tourist attraction.  He was kept backstage in a cage and forced to perform four to five live shows a day for the tourists.

Like so many other orangutan entertainer stories, Louie became too strong for the trainer to control safely so he was kept in a cage for three more years before finally arriving at the Center for Great Apes.

Now Louie has orangutan friends to play with, a large area to travel around and caregivers that make sure he gets enrichment every day.

Center for Great Apes tunnel system   Center for Great Apes Domed Habitat

Louie loves bubble baths and coloring with chalk.

I’m sure he would want me to encourage you to donate enrichment items to the center.  You can find a list of items needed at http://www.prime-apes.org/html/needs.html.  Of course, they can always use monetary donations also.

Read more about Louie and his friends at the Center for Great Apes website.

If you wish to contact the center before donating to it their contact information is:

phone: 863-767-8903

email: pongo@prime-apes.org

Kind Regards,

April & Kesi

Kesi on ground

How does a baby orangutan thrive without his mother?

Orangutans are solitary creatures except for the 6 or so years a mother has a baby.

Solitary does not mean they are unloving or unfeeling.  It simply means God made them in a way that they prefer to be alone.  This means away from human beings also.  But, when forced to be in a group they do get along together and many even enjoy each others company.

I am not going to give you all the book learning about orangutans that is already out there on the Internet.  I will give you wonderful links that you can go to and learn about their history – let me state right now that I do not agree with all these links say regarding the orangutans history.  The true history is that God made them when he made all other creatures, Adam named them and God is watching over them right now.  Evolution is a theory and just that.  It will never be proved anything else.

What I want to show you is the type of maternal love Kesi would have gotten if she had not been cut from her mother before she had even grew in all her baby teeth.

Baby   Speaking of cutting a baby from her mother.  Who could look at this beautiful baby and do any harm to her?  Why is it so different when it comes to a living animal?  God made them just as he made this adorable baby.

Below are some illustrations of how orangutan mothers love their babies.  If you wish to see more of this love go to:  http://www.primates.com/orangutans/index.html

Sleeping Baby  Where does a baby orangutan sleep?  On his mother, of course.

Mother and Baby  Who does a baby orangutan hold on to?  His mother, of course.

Touching  Who does a baby orangutan trust.  His mother, of course.

Sharing food  Who shares her food with a baby orangutan?  His mother, of course.

Kisses  Where do baby orangutan get their kisses.  From their mothers, of course.

  Baby alone   Where does all of this come from when the baby orangutan has no mother?

From dedicated volunteers who take in these pitiful orphans and raise them like their mothers would have if they would have lived AND from your support of the following organizations:

Orangutan Outreach:   http://redapes.org/adopt-an-orangutan/

Sumatran Orangutan Society:  http://www.orangutans-sos.org/?gclid=CPuOr_yV2o8CFSLNIgodxDnA4A 

 Orangutan Conservancy:  http://www.orangutan.com/

 Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre:  http://www.orangutan-appeal.org.uk/sepilok-rehabilitation-centre/

And many more, just use your search engine and type in “orangutan center saving” and you will be overloaded with the possibilities of saving orangutans from complete annialation.

Kind Regards,

April & Kesi