Dr. Red Furknuckles, ObGyn

“Hmm, let’s have a listen, see if we can hear anything moving around in there… Maybe tap it a couple of times, that usually works with coconuts… Well, madam, I can probably definitely say for nearly certain that you’re either pregnant or you just had a really big meal. You can pay the zookeeper on your way out.”

I’d like a second opinion, Arne.

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16 thoughts on “Dr. Red Furknuckles, ObGyn

  1. Birdcage September 14, 2016 / 1:48 pm


  2. debg September 14, 2016 / 1:55 pm

    This is amazing. You KNOW the orang knew what the baby bump meant.

  3. hilz September 14, 2016 / 2:16 pm

    I saw this the other day and it’s just amazing every time. He’s so loving and most definitely knows a little baby is in there. What a sweet guy, I can’t handle it. <3

    • Murray C. September 14, 2016 / 3:58 pm

      I love that joke. Sometime we should do a fave jokes thread.

    • Murray C. September 14, 2016 / 3:59 pm

      Me, too. The orang is so gentle – the kiss got me.

  4. Arne September 14, 2016 / 2:29 pm

    I went to the doctor the other day. He said:

    – You’re fat!

    I said:

    – I take exception to that. I want a second opinion.

    He said:

    – You’re ugly too.

  5. Duckie 🐥 September 14, 2016 / 2:59 pm

    So beautiful I cried.

    (Now autocorrect thinks all my words starting with ‘cr’ should be ‘Cricket ‘.)

    • Murray C. September 14, 2016 / 4:01 pm

      So beautiful you cricketed???😳

      • Faye September 14, 2016 / 7:34 pm

        Don’t crickets rub their legs together to communicate?

  6. Laura September 14, 2016 / 4:03 pm

    This is so sweet! And I just saw that one of the orangutans at the National Zoo in D.C. had a baby a couple of days ago. Every orangutan born is a win for us all. They are the sweetest, most gentle animals, as this video clearly proves!

  7. Smartypants September 14, 2016 / 5:04 pm

    I love this! Hope they go for a return visit after the baby arrives – I bet the Orang would make the connection and be happy to see him/her.

  8. Gigi the cat lady September 14, 2016 / 7:15 pm

    I felt sad watching the orangutang trying to touch the belly, it knew there was a baby in there and wanted so much to connect. Maybe I’m anthropomorphizing, but to me the orangutang looked sad that it was stuck behind a cold piece of glass. 😢

    • Dubravkamcvmd September 14, 2016 / 7:39 pm

      Not much anthropomorphizing is necessary. It is heart-breaking to see a highly intelligent primate, who clearly understands what the baby bump is, and is reacting emotionally to it, caged. Of course at this stage in our destruction of the planet the orangutan may be better off caged than at the mercy of rampaging humans in the wild.

      • Faye September 15, 2016 / 6:55 am

        Well said.

    • AB September 15, 2016 / 12:22 pm

      Personally, I see nothing illogical about ascribing “human” emotions to other mammals. Their brain anatomy and physiology are pretty much the same as ours, and when scientists do experiments with MRIs and such, they see the same sort of brain activity (like the adorable experiment where dogs recognize meaning and tone of words). If anything, it’s silly to draw some sort of arbitrary and artificial line between “us” and “them”. All that said, I hope the sweet orangutan has some friends of his own to interact with, otherwise it is heartbreaking to see him kiss glass when all he wants is a simple physical connection!

      • Murray C. September 15, 2016 / 3:21 pm

        Bravo, well said, couldn’t agree more.

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