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Clever orangutan youngster finds way to avoid zoo's electric fence

Cool footage of a young orangutan at Dudley Zoo in the UK finding an innovative way to protect herself from the electric fence in her enclosure. The video, filmed on Friday, shows the orangutan laying paper over the electrified wire so she can hold it without it hurting her. The filmer explained the story behind her clever behaviour online, writing: "The orangutan youngster managed to damage the window glass by scratching it with a stone, so they put up some electric wire. "Now you would think that would stop the youngster, but it didn't." "They kept finding the wire had been pulled off the window," she continued. "This video shows the technique the orangutan uses, so she doesn't get shocked by the wire when pulling it. "She wraps the piece of paper around the wire carefully and holds it together ready for pulling, but has a last glance at me. "You can see in her eyes that she knows she's not supposed to do it. "As she only had paper instead of cardboard available today, she wouldn't have managed it, but it definitely shows the clever thinking and working out the technique."
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