Suryia, a 3 year old orangutan with his best friend Roscoe. T.I.G.E.R.S. (The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species) Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. 11/05/09. Photo by Barry Bland

This unlikely friendship between an orangutan and a dog will melt your heart!

They make an unlikely duo. But after meeting at a reserve for endangered animals, Suryia the orangutan and Roscoe the Bluetick hound have become inseparable. The friends have garnered worldwide media attention, appearing in the National Geographic magazine and on the Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres shows in the U.S.


They met four years ago when Roscoe followed staff from The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species (TIGERS) in Myrtle Beach as they walked home. He was immediately spotted by the orangutan, who ambled over to make friends.



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