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  • Baby Orangutan Bonds With Surrogate Mom After Multiple Moves

    Ko Im at Trending Now1 day ago

    A six-month-old Bornean orangutan is taking small, sweet steps with his new, surrogate mom.

    Kecil, which means "little" in Indonesian, was born at the Toledo Zoo in Ohio then transferred to the Milwaukee County Zoo, where he still wasn’t able to adapt. He ended up at the Brookfield Zoo, connecting with 53-year-old Maggie, who has been a surrogate before. The two met Sunday and have been arm in arm. 

     "It takes this whole zoo community and all their combined experience to make this type of situation work," said Jay Petersen, curator of primates and carnivores at the Chicago Zoological Society in a video on YouTube

    The multiple moves don't seem to have discouraged or negatively affected the baby orangutan, who seems to be more settled, now comfortably nestling in Maggie's arms. 

    "We are all hoping that Brookfield Zoo will be his last move for a while," Petersen said.

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  • Ad Exec Releases Impressive Video to Help Sell His 1999 Holden Barina

    Ko Im at Trending Now8 days ago

    David Johns made an ultimate ad for his 1999 Holden Barina and posted it on YouTube. The ad's high production value helped generate buzz around the world. Turns out Johns works for a digital ad agency in Australia.

    Johns also created a website for the car, which is described as having been designed in Germany, built in Spain, and sold Down Under. The pitch promises to give the new owner "a ride that will make you leap out and enjoy life." The car comes with all the old-school bells and whistles: a stick shift and a cassette player. YouTube commenters are mulling over the concept, with one saying this splashy video is "food for thought about how we are sold on crap."

    Johns is fully using social media, including Twitter. One potential customer jokes, "Is the driver included?"


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