Aping Around: Orangutan Scrubs Herself With Stolen Soap Bar
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Aping Around: Orangutan Scrubs Herself With Stolen Soap Bar

October 27, 2019


00:04
Woman: Can you believe this? 00:10
Man: He stole our soap! 00:11
Woman: He’s eating it at the same time. 00:12
COMM: In Borneo, this opportunistic orangutan gives herself a scrub with a stolen bar of
soap – before licking herself clean. 00:22
Man: He’s having a great time. 00:25
Woman: I want to hug him once it’s clean. 00:33
COMM: Photographer Kevin Su and his friends were on a jungle trek on the Sekonyer River
and had stopped at the entrance to Camp Leaky, a rehabilitation area for orangutans. 00:43
COMM: They watched the apes for a while, and eventually noticed a mother orangutan and
her baby using a bar of soap – which it had stolen from the back of their boat. 00:59
COMM: The soapy simian, which is used to the presence of humans, may have watched the group
washing and was now appearing to mimic their behaviour. 01:08
Woman: Can you believe this? 01:10
Man: He stole our soap! 01:21
COMM: Although it probably hadn’t seen anyone eating the suds – it didn’t seem to be
put off by
the taste.

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  1. I hope that soap was all-natural and non-toxic!  How will she get the soap off of her?  Meanwhile, the baby was just like, "I'd rather suck on my mom's nipple than have a mouth full of suds!".

  2. Aping Around: Orangutan Scrubs Herself With Stolen Soap Bar
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    An orangutan gives herself a scrub with a bar soap – before licking herself clean. Photographer Kevin Su and his friends returned from a jungle trek to find a mother orangutan and her baby using a bar of soap which it had stolen from their boat. The opportunistic ape had watched the group wash the previous day and was appearing to mimic their behaviour. Tajung Puting National Park was established in 1982 to help protect organutans, who are still at risk from deforestation in Borneo.

  3. I don't care what anyone thinks and go ahead and give me back lash for this coming comment. They should of better packed the hygiene items and not left them about. Because these are rehabilitated primates who were abused by humans and are in a rescue area. So most have never had the ability to learn the proper behavior of a orangutan and think they are human. So of course she is going to imitate human behavior. This is not cute and this is NOT adorable. But just sad really. It shows what some of us humans do to animals, then the few that aren't assholes end up cleaning up the mess. But sadly we can't fix it all and can only do so much to make it a bit better. Some soaps and human cleaning products ARE dangerous and poisonous to primates and animals. What do you think we use for ANIMAL testing for these items? So if you think this is cute then your a dumb ass and a idiot. This channel annoys me as it shows half the time things that are cruel and are not even close to being funny or cute. Let the haters hate what I just said, frankly I don't care.

  4. I can't imagine that it wouldn't give her terrible indigestion unless it is a fat based soap which is digestible and without inedible additives. And the baby will be in for a surprise if any unwanted chemicals make their way into his or her milk supply.

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