Orangutan cools itself just like humans

Orangutan cools itself just like humansA Japanese zoo-based orangutan has been captured in a video while trying to act just humans to cool down on a hot day, verifying why these animals are called the 'people of the forest'.

The ape sitting on the grass at the Tama Zoological Park in Tokyo placed a small towel into a pool of water, took it out and wringed it in its hands just like humans and then dab it on its face to cool off.

It seemed as if the orangutan was showing that that the knowledge to beat hot weather was not limited only to humans.

However, the orangutan refused to share the wet towel with a smaller ape, prompting the youngster to start using its hands to splash the water on itself.

The video captured by a visitor to the zoo is available on YouTube. One commenter said, “This short clip is better than the whole of that new Planet of the Apes [movie].”

The video has so far gathered more than 100,000 views on the video-sharing site.