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T H E M O N T H
"A procession of orangutans from Pondok Dua head off to the Learning Forest with the caregivers. Dodot peers over the shoulder of the caregiver holding her, and her lovely brown eyes are somewhat curious. When the group reaches the edge of the trees, Dodot's attention is drawn to the forest. For a time, it's as if all she can see is her birthright, the Bornean jungle. Within minutes, Dodot is in the canopy of the trees, barely visible through the thick foliage.
Compared to her peers, infants on the brink of the juvenile stage, Dodot stands apart. She is not very interested in friendships with other orangutans or in making a connection with her caregivers. She's content living in her own world, and doesn't seem to need to check in with her caregivers for reassurance. Despite her more reclusive nature, Dodot does come down from the canopy from time to time out of curiosity..."