Orangutan Spear Hunter

This is just hella-cool!

An Orangutan has been seen attempting to spear fish with a pole in Borneo on the island of Kaja. This is the first time an orangutan has been seen using a tool to hunt.

This individual had seen locals fishing with spears on the Gohong River.

Although the method required too much skill for him to master, he was later able to improvise by using the pole to catch fish already trapped in the locals’ fishing lines.

Via: Daily Mail.

One thought on “Orangutan Spear Hunter

  1. marty

    Orangutan: “orang hutan”, meaning “man of the forest”. Perhaps if we see our cousins in this light, we might not kill them all off…

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