Revealed: The heartbreaking story behind the selfie of this Australian tourist with a & # 39; brutal & # 39; orangutan in Bali
- An Australian tourist shared a selfie with an orangutan while visiting a zoo in Bali
- Ian Roles, 42, was at the Bali Zoo, near Denpasar, when he captured the moment
- He only realized later that the big ape turned the bird in the background
An Australian tourist has shared a selfie that he made with an orangutan while visiting a zoo in Bali.
Ian Roles, 42, was with his family on Saturday at the Bali Zoo, near Denpasar, when he stopped to take a picture with the friendly animal.
Only when he stopped to look at the photo did he notice that the big monkey & # 39; the bird turned to him & # 39 ;.
Ian Roles, 42, was with his family on Saturday at the Bali Zoo, near Denpasar, when he captured the incredible moment
& # 39; I took the photo and sat down again for breakfast and when I looked at the photo, I thought oh that's cool, then zoomed in and watched what he did & he said Daily Mail Australia.
& # 39; He didn't seem very interested in people that day.
& # 39; People there usually feed him when he takes a picture, but I jumped in and took this without feeding him, so I don't think he was happy. & # 39;
The photo quickly became viral after Mr Roles shared it on social media, with dozens of comments he was the & # 39; best selfie ever & # 39 ;.
While many people were entertained by the image, Kobe Steele, president of the Australian orangutan Foundation, said the image & # 39; heartbreaking & # 39; used to be.
She said the orangutan would probably have learned the gesture of a keeper.
& # 39; These creatures are so intelligent, learning that nothing would have been for him. & # 39;
She said that orangutans in captivity were usually forced to learn gestures and behavior for entertainment purposes.
& # 39; It is always so sad to see such young children being used in tourist attractions. In particular knowing that his / her mother has been murdered so that they can be sold through the illegal trade in captive animals. & # 39;
The orangutan behaved much more when his family posed for a photo
Orangutans are native to Indonesia and Malaysia and share 97 percent of their DNA with humans.
They have been studied for decades because of their learning ability and intelligence.
Unfortunately, experts predict that the seriously endangered apes will die out in the wild in 10 years in Sumatra and shortly thereafter in Borneo.
Cutting wood, fires, palm oil plantations and poachers are the greatest threats to the beautiful animals.
The family has been to Bali for about four days, it was their first time in Indonesia
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