This Brilliant Ape Tricked Zookeepers For Weeks

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According to animal behavior scientists, humans are still believed to be the only ones with the ability to engage in ‘tactical deception.’ While Fu Manchu’s brilliant escape plan is a solid piece of anecdotal evidence, it is not definitive proof that orangutans are capable of true self-aware deception.

Some primatologists suggest that Fu’s actions could be explained by simpler mental processes like learned associations and mimicry, but others see it as a clear indication that orangutans are far smarter than we thought…

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