The city zoo in Yekaterinburg turned 88 years old. In honor of such a significant event, the Novosibirsk Zoo presented to its colleagues an eighteen-year-old orangutan named Zakhar.
“Today Zakhar has almost settled down in a new place, although at first he was very embarrassed and did not eat anything. It took him a month to adapt to new conditions. Today, everything has changed, and he eats well. Orangutan loves vegetables, boiled chicken, fruits, sour-milk products and is simply crazy about cottage cheese and nuts, ”says livestock specialist Valentina Terentyeva, who has been caring for him since the first day she met Zakhar.
Valentina Terentyeva, employee of the zoo
This is not an ordinary primate. He acts like a man who is lonely and wants to be alone. Zakhar has a whole collection of fluffy rugs with which he hides all the time.
At the new place, the orangutan fell in love with listening to classical music, especially Beethoven was his inspiration.
And when Zakhar lacks attention, he goes to the visitors of the zoo and shows them an obscene gesture with his middle finger. But in his language, this means that he simply asks for a treat.
And by nature it is not a very simple primate. Sometimes he is very stubborn and naughty. If he doesn’t like something, everyone will find out about it. In general, he is friendly and peaceful.
And for the complete happiness of the monkey, employees plan to find him a faithful girlfriend. This is not so easy to do, because this species of primates is listed in the Red Book.