Thursday, August 12, 2010

Important Olympics/Orangutan News

Dutch Olympian to Teach Orangutans How to Swing -- Reuters

This is exactly what it sounds like. The Netherlands built a new enclosure for their orangutans, one that will allow them to swing around to their hearts' content. The problem? They've apparently forgotten how to do that.

The solution?

This guy.

No, really. The solution for this is to have Dutch gymnast Epke Zonderland enter the enclosure on Friday and, I am not making this up, swing from branch to branch, from tree to tree, in an effort to make the orangutans catch on.

Looks like it's working already.

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