Budi walking to the day cage
Vet Ayu helps Budi to walk to his enclosure for the day. Ayu also encourages him to walk by himself in order to strengthen his leg muscles.
Budi's arm muscles are pretty good now due to the fact that he uses them most when climbing about. He has now started to use his leg muscles when climbing so they should build up more.
Orangutans are arboreal animals and spend very little time walking on the forest floor. They each have their unique way of walking and Budi still needs to find his own style!
When he falls over he has to use the muscles that are not used very much in order to pull himself back up. So while the tumbles do look a little worrying, this activity is helping Budi to get stronger at moving like an orangutan should!