This orangutan orphan in the rain forest of Indonesia marveled at his own reflection when he noticed it in the camera lens as I attempted to take his picture. Orangutans are great apes but are often mistakenly categorized as monkeys. The quotation on the front of the card is from "Masque of Pandora" by American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882).
This little boy ("laki laki" in Indonesian) is extremely intelligent and inquisitive. He also is very mellow. I don't picture him as ever becoming the King - like Kusasi has been for years- but I don't doubt that he will quietly and gently lead some corner of the rain forest or be a wise aide to the a future orangutan leader.