You’re On Candid Camera, Rieke!

There are some photos that make you smile instantly when you see them. We’re happy to present a few of those here! (From Tanja at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria.) This happens to be Bebeh Orang Rieke, born at the Berlin Zoo on January 12th. The staff is taking care of her after her mother unfortunately showed no interest in her. 😦 Photo from

Three week old female orangutan baby 'Rieke' is fed by a zookeeper during a presentation to the media at the Zoo in Berlin

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Three week old female orangutan baby 'Rieke' looks to a photograph during a presentation to the media at the Zoo in Berlin


“You’re Putting The Thermometer WHERE?”

You’d think we found these at “Little Knuckleheads Я Us,” but these are from ZooBorns. Can you believe ’em?

A bebeh Bornean Orangutan is hanging out at Zoo Berlin, being raised by their staff.

Her mom failed to bond with her, so the zoo staff took over following the January 12 birth.





♬ I’m Never Gonna Stop The Rain By Complainin’♬

‘Member this post from June of last year? Well, it’s still raining. But at least the little feller has some shelter! (Yeah, we kinda used the same header last time, too. But it fits.)

(Photo © by Andrew Suryono, an entry in the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards. More on My Modern Met. Song sung by BJ Thomas, from the pen of The Legendary Burt Bacharach.)

It’s World Orangutan Day!

We should do all we can to make sure these elegant furballs can keep on keepin’ on! Check out their website and FB for more deets. Oh, and say hi, if you will, to Noddy!

Featured image via Shutterstock : Big thanks to @Darth.

Smile, Eet’s Time For Yer Bath!

This Little Orang Bebeh doesn’t seem to mind it one beet!!!


Mom Taxi XXV: It’s An Orang Thang

When the streets of Gunung Leuser National Park are too crowded, just take the air route! Quicker with less hassle!

“Here are some pictures of an Orangutan mother and her baby in Gunung Leuser National Park, Indonesia. The mother did not really bother to interact, but it looks like her baby is a little rebel! Shots by Nick Heibrink and me, Ditha Apsari.”

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2014 Sony World Photography Awards Shortlist

Some tremendous photography on display for the The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Shortlist, as reported on My Modern Met and Mail Online.

What are you staring at !?
Almost 140,000 entries were received, competing for prizes in pro and open groups.

Lion, Grooming
Winners will be announced in March and April. Images making the shortlist go on display in the UK in May.


Photo Creditos from MMM:
1) © Chin Boon Leng, Singapore, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, Nature & Wildlife subcategory.
2) © George Logan, UK, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, Campaign subcategory.
3) © Hasan BagÌlar, Cyprus, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, Nature & Wildlife subcategory.

Call Mom Taxi 6: Pooped From Shopping!

This shopping all day is killing me. And they just won’t settle down.

Photo from The Telegraph, by EPA/Ulises Ruiz Basurto.