Orangutan has priceless reaction to a simple magic trick


Feb 29, 2020, 2:49 pm*

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Miles Klee

Does putting a chestnut in a coffee cup, attaching the lid, and removing the chestnut while holding the cup out of view count as magic? If you’re a zoo orangutan watching it happen, the answer is an unequivocal “yes.”

But don’t take our word for it. Watch the orangutan’s reaction for yourself and remember what true wonder is like: basically, strong enough to knock you over.

Somebody buy this ape a top hat and a deck of cards and he’ll be headlining in Vegas before you know it.Screengrab via Dan Zaleski/YouTube

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*First Published: Dec 9, 2015, 4:32 pm