Attenborough: Amazing DIY Orangutans | BBC Earth

  • Published on May 18, 2009
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    If you thought the Lyre Bird was a good mimic, you're in for a treat. This clip will bring your heart to your mouth as you wonder at how close orangutan behaviour is to our own. From the BBC documentary series, Life of Mammals. Watch more high quality videos on the BBC Earth TheXvid channel here: and visit for all the latest natural history exclusives and fantastic new wildlife videos.
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  • elocriativa
    elocriativa 19 hours ago

    The Rise of the Planet of the Apes

  • James P
    James P 2 days ago

    So the God squad do not believe we are from these creatures.

  • Mikes Karaoke
    Mikes Karaoke 4 days ago

    Here we have Theresa may looking for a prime mate. The gibbon's clap at her during their encounter in the house. She must find a banana or face leaving.

  • Josiah Bazany
    Josiah Bazany 10 days ago

    Lol my fav part was when one started smacking the nail

  • frans rumbon
    frans rumbon 21 day ago +1

    Hello from Borneo Island (Kalimantan)

  • The Survivor
    The Survivor 22 days ago


  • Sandy Lipscomb
    Sandy Lipscomb 22 days ago


  • Claudik lul
    Claudik lul 27 days ago

    yeah i fell like im watching in a mirror right now

  • Xuân Tùng Nguyễn

    The vibe makes me shed tears. Like something I lost forever. The world could never be the way it was

  • NPC 4627381
    NPC 4627381 Month ago

    so the apes never evolved for millions of years? what happened? why havnt they evolved yet? if evolution is true. every ape should be a human by now. also are the transgender the new human species? i am very confused

    • Reggie Stevenson
      Reggie Stevenson 4 days ago

      +NPC 4627381 You can call it fictional all you want but you can't even argue what it is. That is the problem with you idiots, you get taught this bs and then you plug your ears when anyone tells you it isn't even what is taught. If you want to disagree with evolution be my guest but at least argue what it actually is!

    • NPC 4627381
      NPC 4627381 4 days ago

      +Reggie Stevenson its a fictional idea

    • Reggie Stevenson
      Reggie Stevenson 4 days ago

      +NPC 4627381 You don't even know what evolution is...

    • NPC 4627381
      NPC 4627381 4 days ago

      +Reggie Stevenson i find truth in creationism. unlike fantasy of evolution thanks.

    • The Onyx Viper
      The Onyx Viper 4 days ago

      Maybe one day you’ll understand, lil’ Dogeloaf.

  • Nine
    Nine Month ago +1

    1:28 so much meme potential

  • Paroxysmic
    Paroxysmic Month ago

    1:31 attenborough's face XD

  • The Butler Did It
    The Butler Did It Month ago +1

    I'm more impressed at how the orangutans ordered the tools off of Ebay in the first place

  • Jesse White
    Jesse White Month ago

    Looks like an future politician

  • Awibrahor
    Awibrahor Month ago

    Orang-utans will go the same way as Neanderthals. Where Homo Sapiens arrives, other species will dwindle away - irrespective of their intelligence. Pity? Apparently not.

  • Holy lolly
    Holy lolly Month ago

    I wish orangutan became the intelligent ones rather than us

  • rumahhafidzah bekasi

    At least it was smarter than my sister.

  • Thor The God Of Thunder

    I don't want orangutans to go extinct

  • Dennis S
    Dennis S 2 months ago

    They are going extinct but by the looks of it they are very intelligent.
    I wonder could we domesticate them? They could be of great use when raised and trained among us. Would they survive in European conditions?

  • Itsa Games
    Itsa Games 2 months ago

    @1:30 😅😅😅😅

  • Mpmendez94
    Mpmendez94 2 months ago

    1:50-2:40 when you ask a home depot member to cut some 2x4 wood

  • Swift Gaming
    Swift Gaming 2 months ago

    When humans go extinct h
    They'll use out cities

  • im weird
    im weird 2 months ago +1

    When you realise a orangutan is smarter than you.....

  • Na. A.
    Na. A. 2 months ago

    سبحان الله لهم عقول كا الإنسان 🙄

  • Scopperloit
    Scopperloit 2 months ago

    What a history this world has. Imagine all the creatures that have once wandered on this Earth eventually evolving to what we have become. We should be more humble.

  • Michael Linderman
    Michael Linderman 2 months ago +1

    Nothing like seeing our closest cousins acting like humans

  • Alex Jack
    Alex Jack 2 months ago

    it's an eye opener how apes can reach IQ of 90, I would never see the world as same as I used to do, I see many apes all around me now, in bus, in my work place :)

  • Father Periodic
    Father Periodic 2 months ago

    This is how a Bethesda game is made

  • Bogjan1121
    Bogjan1121 2 months ago

    ok, who's the wiseass who gave a goddamm SAW AND HAMMER TO AN ORANGUTAN?!?
    Come back in a year and you won't find benches and tables made by orangutans, but apes missing fingers and entire hands!

  • tom jones
    tom jones 2 months ago

    im going to open a tanning service , call it "oranguTANg

  • Seth Samuel
    Seth Samuel 2 months ago

    There is no food for thought sir. They are just living as they were created to live!

  • DavidB05
    DavidB05 3 months ago

    Planet of the apes has begun.

  • Radhe Shyam
    Radhe Shyam 3 months ago +1

    So the moral of the story is never let them use guns and show them those killing videos . Who knows they might even kill us one day . Humans differ from them in this thing. We know what is right and what is wrong . Even if someone tells you and describes you to accomplish an evil task , you wouldn't because it's in your instinct that you're cautious where as these animals like orangutans and apes can't.

  • Ayy Asttrox
    Ayy Asttrox 3 months ago

    Some of these monkeys are more intelligent than some humans

  • benitto Kamel Trozo
    benitto Kamel Trozo 3 months ago

    Maybe we do not last so long on this planet.
    But it would be a good question: What will happen to intelligent animals in 10,000 years?
    Would they become humans and humans become extraterrestrials ?

  • Een Tisy
    Een Tisy 3 months ago +1


  • Keith Lynch
    Keith Lynch 3 months ago +1

    It's uncanny how human-like she is when she saws the wood. I've seen joiners on building sites handle a saw nearly as good as she does!

  • Azam Uddin
    Azam Uddin 3 months ago

    "ORANG" utan = jungle "PEOPLE"

  • OUT
    OUT 3 months ago +1

    this shit always makes me laugh.

  • Tony England
    Tony England 4 months ago

    David Attenborough should have been President of Planet Earth.

  • - Alexmegamind -
    - Alexmegamind - 4 months ago

    One word: Beautiful

  • Сергей Майборода

    These monkeys are much smarter than many people. This man is constantly invading their home nature .Man is the most dangerous creature on planet earth.

  • Jim Vet
    Jim Vet 4 months ago

    by design she wasn't created for such things, here he talks it up when in fact her real world is been driven in to the ground, that creature is suffering...……… there is no delight for it screwing
    around with man made objects.

  • sachin kumar
    sachin kumar 4 months ago

    Very good

  • sachin kumar
    sachin kumar 4 months ago

    Goodest vedio

  • yogoshun
    yogoshun 4 months ago +1

    "Sorry, something went wrong.
    A team of highly trained monkeys has been dispatched to deal with this situation."

  • josh gallegos
    josh gallegos 4 months ago

    That old guy has big nuts

  • سمر الموسوي
    سمر الموسوي 4 months ago +1

    ربما تكون القرود نموذج بدائية الانسان مهيئه او محفوظه لكي تستخدم في مابعد لتكوين الانسان من جديد

  • Cersei Lannister
    Cersei Lannister 4 months ago +1

    1:25 when Comcast comes round to fix your internet

  • jtamta91
    jtamta91 4 months ago

    Human is nothing as we so called understand.

  • Ildiko Nagy
    Ildiko Nagy 4 months ago

    az a fűrész azért elég veszélyes volt a kicsire nézve !

  • 戰鬥
    戰鬥 4 months ago

    紅毛猩猩當木工 哈哈太棒

  • David Tidbury
    David Tidbury 4 months ago +1

    To watch this is priceless these videos should be played in schools

  • 魚肉双生児
    魚肉双生児 4 months ago


  • 123 yes
    123 yes 4 months ago +1

    The most talented n also a sensitive than all monkeys n orangutans are very very calm than others n than chimpenzies

  • 123 yes
    123 yes 4 months ago +1

    سبحان الله العظيم

  • Kathleen Flacy
    Kathleen Flacy 4 months ago

    They are engaging in activity without purpose. A waste of time in the wild.

  • Leo Alexander
    Leo Alexander 4 months ago +1

    And to think, Americans actually elected that. Sad.

  • Madyson Schwery
    Madyson Schwery 4 months ago

    C'est nul nul nul votre truck

  • captainunload
    captainunload 4 months ago

    Its kind of like watching a Democrat trying to govern.

  • Agnes Clamfanger
    Agnes Clamfanger 4 months ago +1

    She's about as skilled at woodworking as I am lol

    VENKI VIJ 5 months ago +1

    Paid actors

  • LEX37
    LEX37 5 months ago +1

    "Right turn CLYDE...!"

  • İrina Çakmak
    İrina Çakmak 5 months ago +1


  • talin nalo
    talin nalo 5 months ago


  • SueDunMc - 5019
    SueDunMc - 5019 5 months ago +1

    Oh how I love these shows🙏🏻

  • Miz Fliz
    Miz Fliz 5 months ago +1

    I love these animals so much

  • Paul Malnar
    Paul Malnar 5 months ago +1

    They're animals! Stop trying to make them human!

  • Jean Hargis
    Jean Hargis 5 months ago +1

    You may be a great ape but I am certainly not!

  • Cleo Regia
    Cleo Regia 5 months ago +1

    They are smart than us.....

  • Rabeth Cooper
    Rabeth Cooper 5 months ago +3

    Sorry dude. Maybe you're a great ape, but I'm not.

    • Jeff W.
      Jeff W. 5 months ago

      98.5% dna match, you are just as much an ape as the rest of us

  • Rabeth Cooper
    Rabeth Cooper 5 months ago +2

    LOVE orangs!

  • Garfield
    Garfield 5 months ago +3

    Orang= people (Bahasa Melayu language).
    Utan(Hutan)= Jungle or Forest (Also Bahasa Melayu).
    So basically, Orangutan is Forest people or Jungle people..

  • chuck Core
    chuck Core 5 months ago +1

    1:28 That's how range rovers are made

  • Olwen Morgan
    Olwen Morgan 5 months ago +1

    She'll be presenting her own DIY show early next year.

  • Orlando Deavila
    Orlando Deavila 5 months ago

    That British accent makes everything to sound smarter

  • i don'tcare
    i don'tcare 5 months ago

    Human must learn more in a long time for their today civilization. Other Apes may use that success to build their own civilization and that'll be quickly. If it happens I can't imagine what we will do to protect our throne.

  • i don'tcare
    i don'tcare 5 months ago

    They will actually have their civilization in near future and share the earth with us. Will Human allow it happens? 🙄I'm scaring the earth is full now. Human is human

  • lex mark
    lex mark 5 months ago +1

    I would have too fire her off my job. She brought an infant too work with her.

  • cj Smith
    cj Smith 5 months ago

    Samuel L Jackson is harambe coming 2019

  • Don Corl
    Don Corl 5 months ago

    They are so cool. I would love to work with these guys

  • mei jhon
    mei jhon 5 months ago

    the best gan

  • xXFeralArtsXx
    xXFeralArtsXx 5 months ago +1

    Tbh if I'd see an orangutan chillin with a canoe in the river I'd assume it kidnapped the owner and is now using his boat to find other humans to deliver its banana demands.

  • Pascale games.
    Pascale games. 5 months ago

    Qu' est ce qui sont intelligents et expressifs !

    YOUNG YOO 5 months ago


  • Malakhpearson
    Malakhpearson 5 months ago +1

    Give them brand new chain saw and be an assassin.

  • Zambie Slaya2016
    Zambie Slaya2016 5 months ago +2

    These apes are not our cousins neither did we came from anything but from God our creator, also they are adorable and one of the smart animals

  • Andrew Jacob
    Andrew Jacob 5 months ago +1

    "Da damn saw don't work Bro'! Don't go to that DIY store again!"

  • The Truth
    The Truth 5 months ago

    Ahaha what does she think she's doing though!?

  • Michformer
    Michformer 6 months ago +2

    The most solitary and intelligent member of the great ape family (barring humans) is indeed a sight to behold. Makes me wish humankind was more closely related to them than the more social bonobo and chimpanzee.

  • Blue Line
    Blue Line 6 months ago

    This is brilliant. I can listen Sir Attenborough voice all day long. This is how education can be done in the 21 Century.

  • Sam Edwards
    Sam Edwards 6 months ago +1

    Interested to know why some viewers of this video gave it a thumbs down. (!)

  • Alex K.
    Alex K. 6 months ago +1

    1:40 when mom is taking your iPhone away.

  • Clarence Boddicker
    Clarence Boddicker 6 months ago +1

    1:28 when you have to supervise the new person at work and realise how shit they are

  • Koi fish gamer
    Koi fish gamer 6 months ago +1

    1:40 thug life 😂😂

  • Our Most Valuable Customer Mr. K. Dilkington

    This is the beginning before they take over.

  • Vishwa nvk
    Vishwa nvk 6 months ago

    This is disgusting

  • Szminsky
    Szminsky 6 months ago

    How anyone can reject the notion that we’re related, is beyond me.