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Adventure World in Gelsenkirchen. On our indoor system – and, of course, on the outdoor system, too, but without our Asian small-clawed otters – our orangs, more precisely our Sumatran orangutans, and ours grey langurs together. They are are a bit shy right now, but usually they are very active. You will see that at the latest when we feed them together and this community husbandry provides an invigorating effect. Some of them play with each other, especially the smaller ones, who, of course, also know each other very well, check out a lot. Sometimes they make some nonsense together, but that they’re not in any kind of scared of each other, For example, if we feed the orangutans in the evening, the grey langurs go into their cage. It remains open, but they are not afraid to go there. Otherwise, you only have to look a little bit at who is behaving how. There are preferences like we have preferences. Some are really friends, to put it this way, others are not really interested in each other. Unfortunately, the otters are not to be seen right now, but we will find them somewhere soon. It may also be that they just retired to her cave, this actually would be atypical because they are there very rare. Hello Awang. This is Farida up here. This is Awang, her son. This is Schubi, our adult male and behind him, there are Sexta with Najla. This is her daughter. Now, Schubi looks at what we are doing here: we could do something interesting or have interesting things with us. Djamuna sits on top of the tree trunk. She arrived relatively recently from Dortmund Zoo to us. Our grey langurs sit here everywhere. Awang, who is knocking on the door right now or I don’t know what he is exactly doing there. He is the first orangutan that was born in this husbandry. We weren’t really surprised when we saw that his mother was pregnant but we didn’t know exactly when he was conceived. The pregnancy test also indicated “positive”. Our second birth, Najla, surprised us. We hadn’t planned for Najla anymore because of her mother was already 40 at that time. Actually, it is said that at 40 an orangutan female stops breeding and in addition: the group came to us from Basel. There, she had no young animal for a long time and it was said by Basel that she can also no longer breed. So, we didn’t expect that. Of course, we saw she became a bit rounder, but we also thought, ‘All right, she is getting older, she moves less and has gained weight so much. ‘ Now you can see Awang, how he has to annoy Schubi, his dad, and Schubi is a very, very good-natured male. He allows a lot and actually he is a little too nice often. That’s why Awang is a bit distorted because he’s has learned that he can afford it. Awang is such a typical teenager. He checks out a lot, likes to annoy, as you can see, but: Schubi is now holding him, he doesn’t like that too much, because now he has no chance. Sometimes this also looks a bit rabid but that doesn’t bother him at all and also no other orangutan because of their skin is just much firmer than ours, fingernails are firmer. When he’s playing with Najla it can sometimes get a bit too rabid for Najla – after all, she’s more like a little girl in these cases – and then she screams and in that case her mom Sexta comes immediately to “save” her. This means, of course, also a learning effect. Now, he goes to Sexta and annoys her. Well, anger is an exaggeration, but he just checks how far he can go. Our orangutans and the grey langurs live together with our Asian small-clawed otter. They use the water, which you would also see behind me. They also use the land part. Sometimes they really play with the – well, playing might be an exaggeration but if Schubi, our male, for example, swings, they hang in his hair and let themselves be dragged along. Our male ignores that generously. Not every male will tolerate that, so some would be a little acidified because of this. But, as I said, he is really very nice and and very good-natured. At the same time, for example, they go in the so-called orangutan sleeping cages – they have no inhibitions – or they go with them in the cages of the grey langurs – they have no inhibitions there either. So they’re a bit brazen, but of course they learned it, too. The others pose no danger to them, sometimes they also play there. Of course, they can also argue concerning food but even then, they actually know it, of course, that they have no power to fight against an orangutan, the orangutans allow them to steal. These are all just learning effects and of course, this is a vitalization of the system and at the same time we used a niche, because an orangutan will not really use the water except for drinking, a grey langur uses it a little more, they splash around a bit, but actually do not go into the deeper water and we have three pools with different depths and so they also have a living space. They have a separate retreat where no orangutan and no grey langur could chase them if they wanted to. However, they are there so rare that we not even put a sign there because you never actually see them there. Write your questions in the comments and don’t forget to like the video if you liked it. In order to not miss a new video, you can subscribe to our channel for free.