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Indonesia, February 28, 2007—Strange bedfellows in nature, a pair of Sumatran tiger cubs and a pair of orangutans have become best buddies while sharing a nursery room at the Taman Safari Zoo in Indonesia. The one-month-old tiger twins and five-month-old orangutan sisters were abandoned by their mothers shortly after birth.

Experts agree that natural instincts will take over eventually and the foursome will have to be separated, but for now, researchers report that all they want to do is play.

Both species are severely endangered in the wild, and their numbers continue to dwindle as their habitats are decimated by logging and farming.

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