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Orangutans Love DIY

Orangutans Love DIY

We know primates are smart animals, but we often forget just how closely related they are to humans.

One of the most stunning examples of their ability to mimic human behaviour was captured years ago by Sir David Attenborough.

If you haven’t seen this before, do watch this clip of orangutans attempting DIY projects.

Sir Attenborough explains the behaviour rather nicely in the video, but in case you need motivation to watch it, it’s basically apes doing random chores they picked up from watching humans.

This includes washing clothes in a river, sawing a piece of wood and hammering a nail into a plank.


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