Now Do the Trick Where You Saw the Zookeeper in Half

There’s nothing I could possibly say to make this video better, so here’s a quote;

And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.
— Roald Dahl, The Minpins.

Please attempt to ignore that the video title refers to an ape as a “monkey.”

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13 thoughts on “Now Do the Trick Where You Saw the Zookeeper in Half

  1. patris December 11, 2015 / 8:27 am

    Well that found my one remaining cockle and warmed it right up.

  2. Saffron December 11, 2015 / 8:34 am

    This made a craptacular work week much more bearable.
    It is, with certainly, the cutest video evar.
    LOVE the Roald Dahl quote.

  3. birdcage December 11, 2015 / 9:08 am

    I have watched this video about 30 times since I first came across it. I love watching the orangutan’s eyes. What an amazing interaction.

    • Mal December 11, 2015 / 9:52 am

      Me too. it’s popping up all over FB and I can’t resist. Every time. I know some animals laugh, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen it before – at least, not so clearly.

  4. LunaChickFringe December 11, 2015 / 9:41 am

    I saw this yesterday and I LOVE it! How can people not look into their eyes and SEE that there is somebody in there?

  5. Julie December 11, 2015 / 10:48 am

    This is too much!

    It also shows that this orangutan has a better sense of humor than my boss/dog. If I teased my boss/dog with “disappearing food” he’d give me the stink eye and then go lie down on his bed with his butt facing me. Which I’m pretty sure violates all sorts of employment laws, but you gotta put food on the table, so……

  6. Clairdelune December 11, 2015 / 11:08 am

    Thanks, NTMTOM, for showing this. I believe that most mammals – and some other animal s also – are a LOT more intelligent than humans like to believe, as to many of us are convinced of our absolute superiority over everything.
    An orangutan having a hearty belly laugh – priceless!!

    • SoccerSue December 11, 2015 / 7:13 pm

      You could have ended that comment after the word “humans” and it would still be true. 😉

  7. Madame X December 11, 2015 / 1:47 pm

    From what I’ve seen, our cousins – orangutans, gorillas, bonobos and chimpanzees (sorry if I missed any) – have a sense of humor, among other worthy traits. Some of them are probably smarter than many a politician now making the rounds…

    • Phred's Mom December 11, 2015 / 6:22 pm

      Lawzy, amen, sister!!!
      I’m so dismayed by the entire lot of
      ’em, come the elections, I’m writing
      NTMTOM for every office.

  8. Ilonka December 11, 2015 / 10:07 pm

    I’ve never had more fun lurking!!

  9. 6rabbits December 11, 2015 / 11:05 pm

    Now I am happy! 😄

  10. The Commenter Formerly Known as Ricky's Mom December 14, 2015 / 7:13 am

    Priceless.

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