As a matter of fact, this may be the only time the two species have ever encountered each other, as orangutans are now only found in the rainforests of Borneo and Sumatra, far from the African plains which the wild leopards call home.
I think perhaps in our busy lives, we are all guilty of this in way, and now is as good a time as any to do your part to stop the cruelty.
Polar bears hit the headlines again this week, this time, rather than a human venturing into Polar Bear territory one of the great white bears was found wandering into a town in Canada.
A medium-sized polar bear strayed into the Canadian town of St. Anthony, Newfoundland, but unfortunately had to be tranquilized and then eventually put to sleep after a veterinarian determined it was badly injured and unlikely to recover.
A politician in Poland made headlines around the world last week after he publicly complained to his local zoo for acquiring an elephant that he termed "gay." It seems that the elephant, named Ninio, likes to spend his time with other male elephants and may not be attracted to females for mating.
The sheriff's office in Marion County, Oregon, U.S. was dealing with a missing female Indian peacock , known as a peahen, last week. The peahen, named Cynthia by the office’s deputies, showed up on the property next door to the sheriff's office last week. Since then, she has spent her days eating bugs, drinking water from a nearby well and generally keeping a watchful eye over the department.
Sometimes the biggest dangers comes from the smallest of creatures. Viruses, fungus and parasites are all known for their abilities to do harm, despite their tiny size. Here is one little bug that you don't want to get too close to... or you might not be able to get away! The Australian Paralysis Tick runs amok down under.
Salamanders, frogs and newts might be a little slimy and creepy to some people, but definitely not everybody. Forty-five people helped the little critters out recently as they were trying to cross in New Haven, Vermont, road during their annual migration to mate.