Georgetown Welcomes Unlikely Friends at Book Signing

According to the Daily Mail, residents of Georgetown, South Carolina were thrilled to take part in Suryia and Roscoe’s book signing. Literally hundreds of fans flocked to the bookstore just to get a glimpse of the unlikely friends.

A Primate and a Dog

Suryia is an orangutan and Roscoe a Bluetick hound. The two met at a reserve for endangered animals, and have since become inseparable. Now, a picture book has been released, documenting their friendship with unforgettable, slightly unbelievable photos.

How They Met

Four years ago, Roscoe followed staffers from The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species (TIGERS) as they walked home. Dr. Bhagavan Antle, the founder of the reserve, explained: “Roscoe looked really thin and a little lost so we fed him and took care of him. He followed us through the gate and ran over and found Suryia. As soon as he saw Roscoe , Suryia ran over to him and they started playing. Dogs are usually scared of primates, but they took to each other straight away. We made a few calls to see if he belonged to anyone and when no one came forward, Roscoe ended up staying.”