Learning What’s Supposed to Come Naturally

The orangutans in the Ouwehands Dierenpark Rhenen zoo in the Netherlands didn’t have tall enough trees in their enclosure to be able to swing around the tops as they do in the wild, so they forgot how. Now that they have a new enclosure with seven 32-foot high trees, the zoo has hired Olympic gymnast Olympian Epke Zonderland to show the orangutans how to swing from tree to tree. And do a pirouette on the pommel horse and dismount from the rings. If it goes as planned they’re going to send him to Newcastle with some coal and to Antarctica to sell refrigerators to the penguins.

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