As promised. The picture was taken at a Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme facility in Indonesia. The subject is a 14-year-old male orangutan who'd been found with pellets from an air gun in his body, so it seems possible that he is not in fact having that fun of a time. Here's how to donate to the Programme if you're interested.
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