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SURYIA AND
ROSCOE

Aah, how cute!

In the pantheon of animal odd couples,
these two belong up there with
Kermit and Miss Piggy!

Suryia the Orangutan and Roscoe the Blue Tick
hound have been fast friends (video) ever since
they met at an animal sanctuary in South
Carolina two years ago.

Roscoe was an underfed stray, but Suryia quickly took him
under his wing.
Dr. Bhagavan Antle, founder of The
Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species
in Myrtle Beach said that Roscoe followed him
and Suryia through the park's gate one day.


"As soon as Suryia saw Roscoe he ran over and
they started playing. It was unusual because dogs
are usually scared of primates but they took
to each other straight away."

After a few unsuccessful phone calls to find
an owner, Antle said they decided
to let Roscoe stay.


Now the the pair have a ball frolicking around the
park. "They spend a few hours each day together
rolling around, swimming," Antle said. "Suryia
takes Roscoe for walks around the enclosure
and even feeds him some of his
monkey biscuits."


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