One day, a zoo keeper was walking past the Orangutan enclosure when he noticed that “Rocky” the Orangutan was sitting on a tree branch, reading not one but two books, the Bible and Darwin’s Origin of Species.
Even though he knew that Orangutans are very intelligent creatures, the zoo keeper was totally surprised by what he saw.
I mean, even if the Orangutan was reading a children’s book you would be completely amazed, but to see Rocky reading these works, well it would be an understatement to say that the zoo keeper was amazed.
So, he went up to the bars of the Orangutan enslosure and asked Rocky, “Why are you reading both of those books?”
“Well”, the Orangutan replied, “I just wanted to know if I was my brother’s keeper or my keeper’s brother!”
Did you know that a famous Orangutan called “Rocky” has been the first primate that has learned to mimic human speech. You can find out more in this article from BBC Earth.
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