Orangutan Takes Olympic Gold In Gymnastics


No doubt about it. Orangutans are flexible. Even the wee ones.


And though they are stronger than humans (especially in their arms), they are not invincible.


Laid up on the table, this orangutan looks amazingly human, while vet staff takes out air rifle pellets in his body put there by Sumatran villagers. However, let’s remember that while humans and apes are 97% genetically identical, humans and bananas are 60% genetically identical.

Check out the cheek pads on this Bornean orangutan.


Pretty intimidating, no? But not all orangutans are this serious. These residents of the Rio Zoo enjoyed a Christmas basket of fruit.


Did I mention they like fruit?


I’ll leave you with these fun .gifs, all from giphy.com.