Animals Video

By Kristiana Hall


This adorable pair of rescue orangutans have the ultimate bromance.

Velentino and Yutris met on Valentine’s Day 2015 in Nyaru Menteng in Indonesia and became friends straight away.

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Velentino was found alone and frightened in a forest, while his mate had been kept illegally as a pet.

But a real affection emerged between the pair, who now live at the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation, which has been captured in heart-warming footage.

The duo, who appear to be joined at the hip, can be seen rolling around together, cuddling and even helping each other dry off after a wash.

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At one point one falls asleep on the other’s shoulder like a married couple would do, while the other chews on a twig.

Nicola Walpen, who works for the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation, said such a friendship was not common among two male orangutans.

She said: “Orangutans, particularly males, generally don’t groom as much as other primates.

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“But in our Forest School, orphaned orangutans form very deep bonds with each other, just as they would have with their mothers in the wild.