Have You Seen This? Sandra the orangutan washes her hands like a pro

Have You Seen This? Sandra the orangutan washes her hands like a pro

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PRIMATE PLAYLAND — I know your hands are dried and cracked from washing them or rubbing sanitizer on them every 13 seconds. It can be obnoxious, but it's important, people.

If you'd like to get out of your house, drive an hour away from your kids and pick up takeout from your favorite restaurant. Then stay home, quietly visiting friends and family and … for goodness’ sake, wash your hands!

Washing your hands only takes a few moments and is super easy. Don't believe me? Well, what if I told you it's so easy an ape could do it — an orangutan, to be exact.

This is Sandra. She is an orangutan at the Center for Great Apes in Florida. What's she doing in this video? She's washing her hands, and, apparently, she does it repeatedly all day because she sees her zookeepers doing the same.

This is a great reminder that setting an example makes a difference. Maybe it's with your kids: they see you washing your hands and they join in. Maybe it's your lazy and kind of gross husband who turns the water on and pretends to wash his hands: he sees you doing it and decides he should actually make an effort. Maybe it's your mom who is "too busy" to take time to thoroughly wash her hands: she will see you doing it and figure that's a pretty good idea.

Regardless of who you are, what your handwashing habits are, or whatever the habits are in your home, take the time to learn from Sandra. She's doing her part, are you doing yours?

Have You Seen This?


John Clyde

About the Author: John Clyde

John has grown up around movies and annoys friends and family with his movie facts and knowledge. He also has a passion for sports and pretty much anything awesome, and it just so happens, that these are the three things he writes about. Contact him on Twitter at @johnnypclyde.

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