Foster Mr. Bernie
Mr. Bernie is a tiny orangutan with a mouth full of big teeth! His insatiable appetite is obvious by the endless bananas feasts which he enjoys with his best friend George Baru! A little quiet and a lot sneaky, this little guy can often be found trying to steal milk from the milk-making station in the nursery. The skinny little orangutan he was on his July 2010 arrival has grown into the strong and extremely handsome youngster he is today. Mr. Bernie is a tad bit clingy and loves nothing more than to be nurtured and held by his favorite care-giver. At jungle school he will often tire early and mostly on back to nap in a caregiver’s arms. As much as he loves to be held, he also enjoys simply hanging from a branch and climbing his favorite trees. His slow and steady behavior contrast to many of his peers’ quick leaps and erratic movements. In time Mr. Bernie will be less clingy and become much more independent. He will not tire as easily at playtime and will be ready to take on the rainforest which once was his home.