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6 animal odd couples

May 22, 2013, 11:20 a.m.
The tiger and the orangutan

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The tiger and the orangutan

You're not likely to find a wild Sumatran tiger that's friends with a wild orangutan, but at the Taman Safari animal hospital in Indonesia, abandoned primates Nia and Irma have no problem snuggling with Dema and Manis — who also happen to be tigers. Both species are endangered, but in the sanctuary, they enjoy the same activities as their wild brothers and sisters: cat naps for the tigers and rope swinging for the orangutans.