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A FEARLESS orangutan has been caught on camera as she walked a tightrope around 20ft above the ground in Devon.

Mali, 20, and her toddler Tatau had been climbing around in a cargo net on one of their islands at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park.

The watchful mother effortlessly walked a tightrope to a spot where she could keep an eye on Tatau as her two-year-old explored alone.

Phil Knowling, spokesman for the zoo, said: "She seemed to balance quite effortlessly, using her long arms like an acrobat uses a pole. It was a quite amazing bit of skill."


Paignton Zoo Mali, the <B20-year-old orangutan, caught on camera as she walks a tightrope around 20ft from the ground. Environmental Park

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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Apr 21, 2015
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