February 14, 2011

Ask a Wild Animal Expert

Earth Have you ever wondered what it’s like to put a diaper on a baby orangutan? Or feed a baby elephant from a bottle, or have its trunk in your face? How much do elephants weigh when they are babies? Are orangutans as intelligent as humans?

Well, we invited some world famous animal experts to answer YOUR questions about these two amazing endangered species. Leave your questions in the Comments and we will post the answers here on April 8.

Who are these experts who will be answering your questions?

  1. Dr. Birute Galdikas is a world-renowned primatologist who works with orphaned baby orangutans in the Pacific island of Borneo to reintroduce them into the wild.
  2. Dame Daphne Sheldrick is a celebrated elephant authority who rescues and rehabilitates orphaned baby elephants in Kenya, Africa.

They are both featured in the IMAX movie, Born to be Wild 3D coming to theaters on April 8. It is “an inspired story of love, dedication and the remarkable bond between humans and animals”. . . in other words, absolutely full of cuteness!!! Just look at the video trailer.


So leave your questions in the Comments and come back on April 8 to read what the animal experts have to say.

image from kids.scholastic.comSonja, STACKS Staffer

Video Courtesy Warner Bros.

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  1. A Question

    What will happen if you put smart with speed. Like put a cheetah with a chimpanzee when they are babies. Will they live together? What will happen a long their lives.

  2. yennifer78

    oh my godness!those monkeys,gorillas,or orangutans are so adorable.iwonder whats it like to work with such cute animals?i hope to be a animal worker when i grow up tu work with adorable animals.also to help those anomals in need or being in danger of exstincion.i want to be a helper of earths animal life.would you do the same?

  3. Ms. H

    Can people ride on elephants? (a)
    How do the orangutans sleep? (n)
    How tall are elephants? (d)
    I want to know if orangutans eat spaghetti? (r)

  4. Narnian123

    What is going through your mind when you come face-to-face with the wild animals? why is it so important to kids to learn about orphans of the wild?

  5. Emerald

    I loved it. Especial the elephants. I envy you.
    1.Why do you like taking care of baby elephants?
    2.How many elephants do you work with?
    3.If you got to name a baby elephant what would you name it?
    I hope to hear from you and thank you.