Orang-utans use sticks to catch insects, but do you think they would use human tools? Watch this video and find out!

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Although monkeys aren't my favourite animal I find the clip about orang-utans interesting. I saw monkeys but no orang-utans. I always enjoy watching reports animals

I m crazy about animals. It was my favorite topic. The information was interesting too

I only see orang-utan in movies never in the real life although I'd love to. After watching this video I wondered what is the difference between apes and monkeys and here what I found: Apes don't have a tail while monkeys do.
Apes tend to be larger in size and have a larger brains than monkeys.
Apes live longer than monkeys.
however what I found very interesting for me is that both apes and monkies can move among trees by a f=different ways so, monkeys uses their four limbs like cats and dogs, while apes using only their arms so they are more like humans or we're more like them, if we put in our consideration Darwen theory which stated that humans are driven from apes..not monkeys.
the last thing I want to mention is the communication, monkeys can communicate with each other while apes can use sign and body language to communicate with people they also can solve problems in their environment.

This is an unique video, I am indonesian but I had never seen like this before.

- I believe orang-utans are quite similar to humans. As we can see from the video, they can act like we usually do, such as washing socks, tie rope knots, etc although they probably do not know what they are doing.
- I had never seen orang-utans in my real life.
- I would definitely like to see many more animal videos.

These Orang-Utans are smart, it always intertesting having a look on wild life I mean animals lives, so from my point of you no one should hurt animals, as human , they deserve to live peacefuly. So far I have not met an orang-utan.
The animals programmes are very helpful to undestand how animals live and why we should never hurt them. I enjoy the programmes.

I have never seen a real orang-utan, but this video is really amazing. You would like to play with the apes and to see until which level goes its capacities. For example could it imitate also writing words??? I don't think so, because anyway, there is a difference between the mind of animals and the mind of humans.
Yes I like watching videos about animals and nature, it is relaxing!

Documentals like this one are very important to make people realise that we are more close to animals than we think and we should be against any way of hurting and capting animals....It is realy amazing to see how this orangutan behaves....

Yes, I have seen the orang-utans but never seen the things like this they are doing it in this video.It looks amazing the way they are trying to imitate the humans.
Watching animal channels are great fun becoz the way the animal do n think is really different which we humans can't even imagine.