I’m the king of the swingers, mum! Baby orangutan makes his first break for freedom
- Adorable baby orangutan photographed taking first rope walk
- Learnt by watching parents in their enclosure at Moscow Zoo
- Captured on camera by amateur photographer, Sergei Gladyshev
This is the moment a baby orangutan plucked up the courage to try his very first rope walk.
Although the newborn looked a little nervous to begin with, it didn’t take long for the infant to find his feet and he was soon into the swing of things.
A crowd quickly gathered after zoo keepers announced the special moment to nearby visitors.
Keen amateur photographer, Sergei Gladyshev, managed to capture the whole event on camera.
He said: ‘Chimps are my favourite animals and the orangutans at Moscow Zoo always put on a good show.
‘Surprisingly, the baby was very confident in his movements and looked as if he had done it a hundred times before.
The newborn ape had to stop to gain his composure after attempting his first rope walk
Crowds gathered to watch the adorable baby orangutan make his first attempt at the rope walk
‘The keepers told everyone it was his first rope walking attempt and I’m just really glad that I managed to get it all on camera.’