An orangutan from the Indonesian zoo starred in an unusual scene that went viral. After a visitor drops her pair of sunglasses in the primate’s area, she picks up the object and puts them on her own eyes.
The scene was shot by the women who were amazed by the way orangutans put on the glasses as if they previously knew how to use them correctly.
In the video shared on TikTok, you can see how this orangutan walks towards the fence and picks up the glasses that a woman had dropped on the grass.
This is one cooool orangutan. When a young woman dropped her sunglasses into the primate’s enclosure at a zoo in Indonesia, the orangutan snapped ’em up and put them on. A video capturing the viral moment has been seen more than 7M times on TikTok 😎 pic.twitter.com/6m0sV1eyOZ— NowThis (@nowthisnews) August 3, 2021
Later she picks them up and looks at them curiously and from one moment to another she puts them in his eyes.
The curious moment quickly caught the attention of the visitors since they thought that the animal would destroy or eat the glasses but ended up surprising them by using them as a human.
The video was shared by the TikTok user named Olita Tetsu. In a very short time the video reached over 30 million views :
“I accidentally dropped my sunglasses in the orangutan enclosure of an Indonesian zoo.
So I got off a pair of sunglasses but I was left with a very good story, “said the young woman.
In another of the videos, you can see this orangutan accompanied by her baby while they rested on a rock, but she continues with her glasses on as if she enjoyed the sight and visual rest that these sunglasses gave her.
As the minutes go by, the animal gets tired of the glasses and at the request of one of its keepers, it throws them into the air and receives a handful of food in return.
In this way, this orangutan has become famous for her sunglasses and many Internet users have joked that she would be a great model for advertising campaigns because of the way she poses before visitors.
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has explained that orangutans share 96.4% of genes with humans and that is why they are very intelligent creatures.
These animals are known for their characteristic red fur and are considered one of the largest mammals that spend much of their time hanging from trees, which they climb with their powerful and long arms that allow them to easily grasp the branches.
Finally, these great primates are in danger of extinction due to a drastic decrease in their population due to the clearing of forests, the trafficking of specimens, and the destruction of their natural habitat for agricultural and mining activities.