Baby orangutans hitch a ride in a wheelbarrow!

Published Friday, Jun 12 2015, 19:00 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Forget the school bus or getting a lift with your mate's mum - baby orangutans have a novel way of getting to school!

The fluffy friends pile high in a wheelbarrow as they make their way to class.

Baby orangutans take a ride in a wheelbarrow to 'training' school

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"Are we nearly there yet?"

Having been rescued from captivity, they must attend lessons in the forest, where they are taught survival skills before being released into the wild.

Lis Key, of International Animal Rescue in Ketapang, Indonesia, told the Sun: "Human toddlers often protest at walking any great distance and orangutans are no different."

We've spotted lots of photos this week of the ginger cuties travelling by barrow in South-East Asia but this isn't the first time, as our picture – previously taken in Borneo – shows.

Many of these youngsters were cruelly snatched from their mothers and sold illegally as pets.

But now they are learning to fend for themselves, their future looks promising.

We bet graduation from forest school is pretty wild!

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