Orangutan Dons Sunglasses That Visitor Drops At The Zoo

Orangutan Dons Sunglasses That Visitor Drops At The Zoo

Zoo guests got a treat when an orangutan donned sunglasses that one female visitor dropped at the zoo. In this TikTok video posted by Lola Testu, Lola and her companion enjoy the incredible and often funny behaviors of God’s creatures. This orangutan does not disappoint!

Lola is visiting a zoo in Indonesia when she accidentally drops her sunglasses into the lush, green orangutan enclosure. A caption in blue and a narrator-type voice announces the dilemma right at the start. While we aren’t given information about how long the shades have been resting on the grass, the video plays only a few seconds before the furry, female primate discovers them.

She lumbers across a little stream of water and plops down near the glasses. We hear Lola’s voice while she watches in amazement as the orangutan reaches for the glasses, picks them up, and seems almost ready to eat them. Lola notices that the glasses are now broken, but I think what comes next makes up for the lost glasses—whether they are designer or dollar store.

We next see the orangutan seated atop a large rock with her baby orangutan. She works with the glasses to get them positioned properly, first putting them on upside down and then facing outward. And, without too much effort aside from the tiny, precious paw of her curious offspring, she gets them placed just right. Lola and her male friend recognize that the orangutan has figured out how the glasses work, and Lola comments that “this is gold.” She’s kinda right!

In the final bits of the video, mother and child have relocated to a giant tree limb, and we see momma Orangutan fling the sunglasses back toward the direction where she discovered them. Maybe, she’s not worried about eye damage or under-eye wrinkles. Or, perhaps, she grew weary of her little one monkeying around with her spectacles. In any case, she’s done with them and probably much happier with the twig of greenery that is tossed right back to her in response!

Thanks, Lola, for sharing your experience! It was a delight!

“God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.” Genesis 1:25


So I’m down a pair of sunglasses but up a very good story #monke

♬ original sound - Lola Testu

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