Just five more minutes … 😴
– to sleep comfortably orangutans build big multilayered nests by bending and intertwining branches and leaves.
Smaller branches form a mattress, larger, leafy branches can be used as blankets and piles of leafy twigs make the perfect pillow.
Despite this intricate process, orangutans build new nests every night. Young orangutans will sleep with their mothers until – after many years and lots of practice – they can build their own comfortable beds in the trees. 🌳
📷 Photo & Video by Team SUAQ. Data & Pictures provided by the research teams of Universitas Nasional (UNAS), the Department of Anthropology at the University of Zürich (AIM), and the Development and Evolution of Cognition Research Group at the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behaviour (DECRG)