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Orang-utans have confounded naturalists by learning to swim across rivers and to fish with sticks.
Naturalists were shocked to see the apes swim across a river to gain access to some of their favourite fruits at a conservation refuge on Kaja island in Borneo. Orang-utans were previously thought to be non-swimmers. The wildlife experts were equally surprised to see an orang-utan pick up a tree branch and stun a fish before eating it. Other apes introduced to the island were seen trying to spear fish with sticks after watching fishermen using rods.
Originally posted by BlueEyedSoul
It's only a matter of time before orangutans begin stealing our jobs.
I find it fascinating that they are showing puzzle-solving abilities. At what point would we recognize them as sentient?
Originally posted by librasleep
What the hell is a trotline?