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Have You Seen This? Orangutan dresses up like a ghost to make some friends

By Mary Dalrymple, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 17th, 2017 @ 1:15pm


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THE RAINFOREST — Sometimes we could all use a little attention. It's not a bad thing; it's just a fact of life. And maybe the best way to get that attention is by dressing up like a ghost.

Don't take my word for it though, take this orangutan's word. Or rather, his frantic gesturing and falling over as he attempts to maneuver through his rainforest home in a cloth sack, trying to impress his friends and get their attention with his spooky ghost costume.

You might watch this video and think the orangutan had just gotten a white sack stuck on his head, and he only wants his friend's attention to help him get out of this situation.

Sure, that's a possibility. But I choose to believe that our orangutan friend had the clever idea to dress up like a ghost because he thought the other orangutans would think that was cool and he wanted a few new friends. Whatever the reason, he clearly wants their attention and is willing to try just about anything to get it, whether that means comedy, costumes or body slams.

Yesterday's Have You Seen This?

This delightful video of a ghost, wait no, an orangutan, comes from the organization Save the Orangutan, which supports the world's largest orangutan rehabilitation center in Borneo's rainforest in Southeast Asia. I can almost guarantee their video will put a smile on your face, and the good news is that if you fall in love with these orangutans, you can adopt one for yourself.

Enjoy the video, and next time you're trying to make some new friends don't forget your ghost costume.

Mary Dalrymple, KSL.com
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