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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  • Ali Ibra
    Ali Ibra Day ago

    I have agreed many things with David over the yrs but i don’t agree that we are great Apes, we are human and we came from Adam and Eve

  • Paretozen
    Paretozen Day ago

    I don't know why this made me emotional, but it sure did.

  • Alex Shanks
    Alex Shanks Day ago

    Horrible carpentry.

  • Pineapple Time
    Pineapple Time 2 days ago

    do not hire this contractor

  • jay pee
    jay pee 4 days ago

    Would it not be worth investing in some research to engineer tools to specifically work with orangutan physiology? Seems like a good way to test just how well they can learn when given tools they can actually use.

  • Marcelino Santos
    Marcelino Santos 5 days ago

    Hoy Pinoy panot in danger spiecies kna daw Kaya dapat magbigti kna hayup ka

  • MALISORN Young
    MALISORN Young 6 days ago

    orang utan (human jungle)

  • Vaisal TV
    Vaisal TV 7 days ago +1

    Orangutan is people not animal

  • Diane Bays
    Diane Bays 8 days ago

    That orangutan is sawing the wood with a saw!😂😁🤔

  • Matt S
    Matt S 8 days ago

    The new season of the Grand Tour being made.

  • rita nia
    rita nia 8 days ago

    Kerjaan ku ngurus anak .. maklum janda. Kadang hrus kerja keras walau pekerjaan laki2 jugaa..

  • rita nia
    rita nia 8 days ago

    Nah kalo aku iniiii .. dendi suka ngatain aku monyet kan ?
    Habibi juga kalo sebel suka ngomel .. niihh aku niih orang utan.. serba bisa

  • s r
    s r 9 days ago

  • Zazan Shemshady
    Zazan Shemshady 9 days ago

    Cant they hurt themselves with the saw?

  • SpacY
    SpacY 10 days ago +1

    Lol dat face at 1:32

  • Great Value
    Great Value 15 days ago

    The camera man is also an orangutan

  • Saapna Redd
    Saapna Redd 15 days ago


  • Lumpy
    Lumpy 16 days ago

    how do we know its on orangutan and not some other monkey though/?

  • Sam Boriboun
    Sam Boriboun 17 days ago

    Monkey see monkey do

  • sergio pereira
    sergio pereira 17 days ago

    Now i've seen everything ! A gorilla that communicates with sign language (Koko), now an orangutan paddling a boat, soaping himself and cutting wood to build a shelter !
    What next? A chimpanzee playing poker?

  • Nirnaya Bhatta
    Nirnaya Bhatta 20 days ago

    I wonder what is going through her mind hearing David Attenborough speak and describing what he thinks she is doing.

  • Brandon Rhodes
    Brandon Rhodes 20 days ago

    No one is gonna mention the fact he can’t pronounce orangutan?

  • Seagate Seagate
    Seagate Seagate 22 days ago

    Orang utan behaviour are better than chimp.... chimp can be very cruel...

  • scott mitchell
    scott mitchell 25 days ago +1

    Better than my carpentry skills

  • 1. just a subscriber
    1. just a subscriber 26 days ago +1

    Whats the song at the beguining
    Pls if anyone knows comment:)

  • BennyOars
    BennyOars Month ago +1

    That boobs

  • no way
    no way Month ago +1

    I wonder what shes building

  • Rotting Pork
    Rotting Pork Month ago

    Orangutans are like the monks of the jungle. They rarely ever harm humans, and the farthest they where recorded to go is just chasing threats away.

  • tri mulin
    tri mulin Month ago

    Binatang yg lembut kelakuannya ...luar biasa..sayangilah mereka ...spt engkau menyayangi dirimu dan keluargamu .

  • Orang
    Orang Month ago +1

    we love fortnite

    • Orang
      Orang Month ago +1

      me to your pretty smart

    • Orang
      Orang Month ago +1

      yeah agreed

  • Otakamerd
    Otakamerd Month ago

    1:29 Bethesda making Fallout 76

  • Ahmad Deedat Ibrahim

    Orang utans have more opposable thumbs than human. Imagine if they have the same level of intelligence as us.

  • internetguy
    internetguy Month ago

    don't let an orangutan watch soldiers or we will have a trigger happy ape shooting up the zoo

  • elocriativa
    elocriativa Month ago +1

    The Rise of the Planet of the Apes

  • James P
    James P 2 months ago +1

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

  • Mikes Karaoke
    Mikes Karaoke 2 months 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 2 months ago

    Lol my fav part was when one started smacking the nail

  • frans rumbon
    frans rumbon 2 months ago +1

    Hello from Borneo Island (Kalimantan)

  • The Survivor
    The Survivor 2 months ago


  • Sandy Lipscomb
    Sandy Lipscomb 2 months ago


  • Claudik lul
    Claudik lul 2 months ago

    yeah i fell like im watching in a mirror right now

  • Xuân Tùng Nguyễn
    Xuân Tùng Nguyễn 3 months ago

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

  • Loaf of Dog
    Loaf of Dog 3 months 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

    • WithAStick AngryWhiteMan
      WithAStick AngryWhiteMan Month ago

      Apes do not have a society to teach the new born about the experiences and knowledge. Even if some apes are smart but others will be unlikely. Humans invented languages and writings to keep and share what they know. We are standing on the shoulder of forebears

    • Reggie Stevenson
      Reggie Stevenson 2 months ago

      +Loaf of Dog 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!

    • Loaf of Dog
      Loaf of Dog 2 months ago

      +Reggie Stevenson its a fictional idea

    • Reggie Stevenson
      Reggie Stevenson 2 months ago

      +Loaf of Dog You don't even know what evolution is...

    • Loaf of Dog
      Loaf of Dog 2 months ago

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

  • Nine
    Nine 3 months ago +2

    1:28 so much meme potential

  • Paroxysmic
    Paroxysmic 3 months ago

    1:31 attenborough's face XD

  • The Butler Did It
    The Butler Did It 3 months ago +1

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

  • Jesse White
    Jesse White 3 months ago

    Looks like an future politician

  • Awibrahor
    Awibrahor 3 months 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.

  • Addicted you got me addicted

    I wish orangutan became the intelligent ones rather than us

  • rumahhafidzah bekasi
    rumahhafidzah bekasi 3 months ago

    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 3 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 4 months ago

    @1:30 😅😅😅😅

  • Mpmendez94
    Mpmendez94 4 months ago

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

  • Swift Gaming
    Swift Gaming 4 months ago

    When humans go extinct h
    They'll use out cities

  • Peanut butter
    Peanut butter 4 months ago +1

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

  • Na. A.
    Na. A. 4 months ago

    سبحان الله لهم عقول كا الإنسان 🙄

  • Scopperloit
    Scopperloit 4 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.

    VARIANCE WORLD 4 months ago

  • Jacob Seed
    Jacob Seed 4 months ago +1

    Nothing like seeing our closest cousins acting like humans

  • Alex Jack
    Alex Jack 4 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 4 months ago

    This is how a Bethesda game is made

  • Bogjan1121
    Bogjan1121 4 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 4 months ago

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

  • Seth Samuel
    Seth Samuel 4 months ago

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

  • DavidB05
    DavidB05 5 months ago

    Planet of the apes has begun.

  • Radhe Shyam
    Radhe Shyam 5 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 5 months ago

    Some of these monkeys are more intelligent than some humans

  • Marcianito no Fake 93002.

    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 5 months ago +1


  • Keith Lynch
    Keith Lynch 5 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!

  • Zamzam alakazam
    Zamzam alakazam 5 months ago

    "ORANG" utan = jungle "PEOPLE"

  • OUT
    OUT 5 months ago +1

    this shit always makes me laugh.

  • Tony England
    Tony England 5 months ago

    David Attenborough should have been President of Planet Earth.

  • - Alexmegamind -
    - Alexmegamind - 5 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 6 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 6 months ago

    Very good

  • sachin kumar
    sachin kumar 6 months ago

    Goodest vedio

  • yogoshun
    yogoshun 6 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 6 months ago

    That old guy has big nuts

  • سمر الموسوي
    سمر الموسوي 6 months ago +1

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

  • Cersei Lannister
    Cersei Lannister 6 months ago +1

    1:25 when Comcast comes round to fix your internet

  • jtamta91
    jtamta91 6 months ago

    Human is nothing as we so called understand.

  • Ildiko Nagy
    Ildiko Nagy 6 months ago

    az a fűrész azért elég veszélyes volt a kicsire nézve !

  • 戰鬥
    戰鬥 6 months ago

    紅毛猩猩當木工 哈哈太棒

  • David Tidbury
    David Tidbury 6 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 6 months ago


  • 123 yes
    123 yes 6 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 6 months ago +1

    سبحان الله العظيم

  • Kathleen Flacy
    Kathleen Flacy 6 months ago

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

  • Leo Alexander
    Leo Alexander 6 months ago +1

    And to think, Americans actually elected that. Sad.

  • Madyson Schwery
    Madyson Schwery 6 months ago

    C'est nul nul nul votre truck

  • captainunload
    captainunload 6 months ago

    Its kind of like watching a Democrat trying to govern.

  • Agnes Clamfanger
    Agnes Clamfanger 6 months ago +1

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

    VENKI VIJ 6 months ago +1

    Paid actors

  • LEX37
    LEX37 6 months ago +1

    "Right turn CLYDE...!"

  • İrina Çakmak
    İrina Çakmak 6 months ago +1


  • talin nalo
    talin nalo 7 months ago