A Mother Orangutan Scrubs Herself with Stolen Soap

An mother orangutan gives herself a scrub with a bar soap – before licking herself clean. Photographer Kevin Su and his friends returned from a jungle trek to find a mother orangutan and her baby using a bar of soap which it had stolen from their boat. The opportunistic ape had watched the group wash the previous day and was appearing to mimic their behaviour. Tajung Puting National Park was established in 1982 to help protect organutans, who are still at risk from deforestation in Borneo.