"i hurt my finger," says the infant orangutan. "let me take a look," mom replies, with a consoling kiss. "feels better. give me a hug," says the infant.
"we share so much with these animals and i don’t think we give them the credit for how much like us they are," notes evan hambrick. “humans love to be touched and kissed and the orangutans are no different.” orang hutan is actually malay for “person of the forest.”
orangutans are believed to be the most intelligent animals in the world other than humans, and express a depth of emotion to one another with their faces and hands. they are also one of the few animals with a longer childhood dependence on the mother than a human. baby orangs are nursed until they are about six years old.
Rajah Brooke’s Birdwing
Is a species of butterfly of the family Papilionidae (swallowtail butterflies) native to rainforests in Borneo, Sumatra and surrounding areas. The are named after the British adventurer James Brooke who was the the Rajah of Sarawak. This butterfly is a medium sized species with a wingspan of 5-7 inches, but their distinguishing characteristic is not their size but the large electric green markings that males have on their wings. they are also the national butterfly of Malaysia.
“My alone feels so good. I’ll only have you if you’re sweeter than my solitude.”
Theo Jansen’s Strandbeest
— Margaret Atwood, The Penelopiad
“The trick, kiddo,” his mom replies slowly. “Is finding someone who complements you instead of completes you. You need to be complete on your own.”
The Fight, and Fate by the farofixer