Genius Orangutan Uses a Saw

Animals may be smarter than we think.

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Genius Orangutan Uses a Saw

In this rather shocking video, a completely wild orangutan has taught itself to use a saw. It would appear that there are no humans around instructing her. Although there have been cases of orangutans in captivity learning how to use tools, it's almost impossible to find a wild animal using one.

However, this particular orangutan not only knows how to use the saw, she knows how to steady the log she's sawing with her feet. Watch the orangutan here:

The scene comes from Spy in the Wild, a BBC program that sends out robotic animatronic spy animals attached with cameras to capture rare footage of wild ones. it allows us a glimpse into a world we rarely see, and may never experience in real life.


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