Not on Orangutan Island in Borneo though. This is the home of many orphaned Orangutan youngsters – re-introduced in the wild by Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, led by Lone Droscher-Nielsen and her team.
Due to illegal logging the Bornean orangutans' last stronghold in the wild is rapidly destroyed — leaving hundreds of orangutan babies orphaned and homeless.
Several of these orphaned orangutan babies are taken in by Lone Droscher-Nielsen and attend the Orangutan School and get a real life education in how to be an orangutan. When done with the first phase of learning they are transferred to live wild on a protected island: Orangutan Island. They do no longer interact with humans – apart from once a day being provided with food.
The youngsters live in a group and interact and show they are social creatures instead of solitaires because they have a constant food supply. When there is enough food these assumed to be solitaire living creatures by nature, start to form bonds, befriend, support and groom each other, quarrel and make up again = become social creatures.
So when ‘survival’ is taken out of the equation by a constant food supply with enough food for every individual orangutan their ‘natural’ behavior changes: from solitaire living to social creatures. What is ‘natural’ behavior then if it is initiated by lack of food and stopped by abundance of food?
Wouldn’t this also apply to humans, being so closely related to the great apes? If we would be sure of all our basic needs being taken care of (food, housing, clothes, medical care, education) from birth to death, fear of survival taken out of the equation; wouldn’t we eventually relax and start enjoying ourselves and each other, Life?
Our starting point in living life would drastically change from fear to joy, from abiding to restricting rules to expressing ourselves freely, from fighting each other to supporting each other, from being greedy to sharing in abundance, from being alone to all-one…
Establishing Heaven on Earth is not utopia – it is within reach with Desteni’s Equal Money System where all resources are shared equally: no millionaires anymore – just winners: all of us. With the implantation of an Equal Money System all humans world wide can start deprogramming their human ‘nature’ of fear and greed and re-invent what and who they are for real.
Join us in establishing A New World in Equality for All, humans, animals, bugs – all creatures great and small! see for more info http://equalmoney.org and the Desteni website
Orangutan Island - Self-Comforting BehaviorArun's "gummy lips," Bonita's finger-sucking and Jupiter's leaf pacifier are self-comforting behaviors unique to these orangutans.
Orangutan Island - The Milk BucketOne treat always attracts a crowd on Orangutan Island: the milk bucket. Sparks fly when Saturnus and Jordan battle over the much-coveted possession.
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indepent.co.uk, Animal Planet, Wikipedia
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