Crafty Orangutan Retrieves Bottle Dropped by Toddler at Zoo

A clever orangutan fashioned some paper into a hook to retrieve a baby bottle dropped into a pool of water at Los Angeles Zoo on February 17.

Video shared to TikTok by CaShawnna Wright with the text “my son dropped his bottle near the orangutans at the zoo, watch what happens next” shows the crafty ape use its improvised tool to get the bottle.

Wright told Storyful that it was the first time she has taken her son to the zoo.

“I decided to record the video because I thought it would be something my dad, who passed away recently, would have liked to see.” Wright added. Credit: CaShawnna Wright via Storyful

Video transcript



- The monkey [INAUDIBLE].

- Look what you did.


- Matt? Matthew?


- [INAUDIBLE] going to put it together now, make it longer.


- Dad needs to see this.



- Don't know how it got there.

- That is amazing.


- Look, [INAUDIBLE], they're getting your bottle.


- [INAUDIBLE] is coming. Oh, it's-- it's floating.

- Yeah, yeah, [INAUDIBLE].


- Oh, my gosh.




- Look at it.

- [INAUDIBLE] did it.

- He got it. [INAUDIBLE]

- It's like apple juice, water, yeah, like very diluted apple juice.

- Oh, my goodness.

- Oh.


- [INAUDIBLE] very good [INAUDIBLE].

- Well, let me--