A soon to be released book, The Thinkers Of The Jungle, by Gerd Schuster, Willie Smits and Jay Ullal, contains this first-ever image of an orangutan attempting to hunt fish with a spear. The picture was taken in Borneo on Kaja, an island where rescued apes are rehabilitated.
Only about 10 million more years of evolution and this orangutan will master the science of noodling.
I think he is qualified right now to have his own show on Fox TV.
Aren't they looking for someone still to replace the Crocodile Hunter?! This guy (or gal - I can't tell) ought to be given a chance.
I was just thinking the other day how that bear teaching itself kung fu with the stick seemed like bad news.
This has me in a blind panic.
Also, can't you see this being an Onion article? 'Tired of waiting for humans to get their shit together, orang-utans begin evolving millions of years ahead of schedule to solve the climate crisis.'
Although that's a cool photo, the splash seems to indicate that the orang is actually smacking fish with a stick more than spearing them. Which is less cool but still pretty cool.