Attenborough: Amazing DIY Orangutans – BBC Earth

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If you thought the Lyre Bird was a good mimic, you’re in for a treat. This clip will bring your heart to your mouth as you wonder at how close orangutan behaviour is to our own. From the BBC documentary series, Life of Mammals. Watch more high quality videos on the BBC Earth YouTube channel here: and visit for all the latest natural history exclusives and fantastic new wildlife videos.


Truman Adrian Lobato De Faria says:

So beautiful to see such animals. ❤️

Bika Binderiya says:

i really like your voice Sir !

Hans Franz says:

Orangutans are native to Malaysia and Indonesia. In their language ("Bahasa"), "orang" means "person / human" and "utan" means "forest". They literally call them "forest people". And yet we kill and cage those beings which are so incredibly similar to ourselves …

Abe Banerman says:

What if her little boat tipped 😮 dangerous!

Dennis Bautista says:

I think I'm just gonna employ orangutans to do construction jobs and pay them bananas, boy I'm gonna be so rich.

Vpg001 says:

If we are so similar, then raise one from birth as a human child. Bring it to school and stuff, and just see what happens.

Kate Quinn says:

building bookshelves

CarAmeL624 says:

I am in such awe of them. They are so beautiful. So incredibly intelligent

Pibly says:

The paddling in the canoe and sawing the wood— Oragutans are awesome…..

Christian Perez says:

Pinterest queen

Allan Beaton says:

Most beautiful creatures on earth ❤️❤️❤️❤️

D Says *Sub Me* says:

De-evolved humans pretty much, give them 10,000 years and they'll be up to date.

Emily hancock says:

WHO is giving an orangutang a saw???

amit x7 says:

you know whall be really smart if we figured out a saw to tell that dingus that you need to use the saw STRAIT

Max Rein says:

Is it trying to construct something or just playing, or just mindlessly sawing away?

dread knot says:

Next time Show her planet of the ape movie while she holding the saw and film it.

Robert Swift says:

It would be neat to design tools for her to use based on her physiological capabilities.

dot miracles says:

she is not doing it on her own david, no one like stinky socks even animals

SupremeChickenx says:

ok who thought it was a good idea to give them hammers and saws?

Laughy says:

Wouldn't it be more interesting to give them stone tools instead? And show how to make them? To develop somewhat like we did.

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