About this Orangutan
This strapping three year-old has an inordinate fascination with visitors and their belongings and shows no hesitation in attempting to steal hats, sandals, cameras or jewelry – anything that catches his eye. Even his expert caregivers, whom he loves, need a team of four to peel him off his “victims.” In ordinary circumstances, Lear is a vocal and gregarious boy. He is quite close to his four roommates (Lodik, Hayes, Leslie, and Morgan) and protests loudly if they are not brought out to the jungle gym with him. At the outdoor gym, Lear plays actively, climbing ropes and tires, chasing his friends on the ground and taking restorative naps in his hammock when he needs to recharge his batteries. Another favorite game of his is gathering together piles of leaves and throwing them over himself (perhaps this is pre-nest building behavior but knowing Lear, he is probably just being silly).
Lear has also got himself a little bit of YouTube fame. Watch a video of him here by clicking here
We are so thrilled to share this story of orphaned orangutan Lear, one of the 13 orangutans recently released from the Orangutan Care Center and Quarantine. Lear has been a beloved member of our OFI Canada foster program with many Canadians following along on his journey over the past 10 years.