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Orangutan laughs hysterically at magic trick

By T.K. Randall
December 11, 2015 · Comment icon 34 comments

The orangutan was highly amused by the trick. Image Credit: YouTube / Dan Zaleski
A jovial primate at a zoo in Spain was filmed rolling on the floor laughing after seeing a nut disappear.
The heart-warming spectacle occurred when Dan Zaleski from Meriden, Connecticut performed an impromptu magic trick in front of an easily-amused orangutan at a zoo in Barcelona.

The trick involved placing a chestnut in to a styrofoam cup, shaking it, then revealing to the unconventional audience member that the object had mysteriously disappeared.

The orangutan reacted to the trick by bursting in to a fit of hysterics which saw the primate literally rolling around on the floor laughing as Zaleski and the other zoo visitors looked on in amusement.

The video, which has clocked up over 5.8 million hits on YouTube, can be viewed below.



Source: TIME Magazine | Comments (34)




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Comment icon #25 Posted by alibongo 9 years ago
Orang-utans are the most lovely of animals,I have always thought they are gorgeous to look at, and of course they are clever and inquisitive. The old man of the forest. Wouldn't it be nice if we could stop the progress of humans to allow other animals to thrive. But we can't.
Comment icon #26 Posted by TheGreatBeliever 9 years ago
Doesn't look hysterical
Comment icon #27 Posted by psyche101 9 years ago
I've read the book he is holding, Alaska Bear Tales, a collection of the humorous and the horrific. Encounters with Black, Kodiak & Grizzlies as well as Polar Bears. Worth a read if you can find it. Sounds great, I will look out for that one.
Comment icon #28 Posted by Hawkin 9 years ago
What was that film with the orangutan and i think it was Clint Eastwood? Every Which Way But Loose. https://youtu.be/i98QrSSHxo4
Comment icon #29 Posted by Hawkin 9 years ago
I like this clip of the movie also. http://youtu.be/2DS3nd8Nrcw
Comment icon #30 Posted by Frank Merton 9 years ago
Orang-utans are the most lovely of animals,I have always thought they are gorgeous to look at, and of course they are clever and inquisitive. The old man of the forest. Wouldn't it be nice if we could stop the progress of humans to allow other animals to thrive. But we can't. I think otherwise -- it will be the progress of humans that allows other animals to thrive.
Comment icon #31 Posted by alibongo 9 years ago
How Frank?
Comment icon #32 Posted by alibongo 9 years ago
How Frank?
Comment icon #33 Posted by alibongo 9 years ago
From what I understand logging digging and agricultural land use is destroying habitats
Comment icon #34 Posted by alibongo 9 years ago
You can't let a child starve because dad can't cut down trees,even though these trees are home to such lovely animals.


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