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One day the zoo-keeper noticed that the orangutan was reading two books - the Bible and Darwin's Origin of Species. Surprised, he asked, “Why are you reading both those books?”
“Well,” said the orangutan, “I just wanted to know if I was my brother's keeper or my keeper's brother.”

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We never knew an orangutang could serve as a president either!

Marine Level 8 Jan 27, 2018

orangutans are awesome and by doing nothing but eating could have done better than Trump. very unfair on an amazing animal.

Sorry I did not mean to offend the orangutans

Orangutans are MUCH smarter than President Agent Orange.

yeah but he isn't a cute intelligent one.

@SKH78 45 has an orange face with great white circles around his eyes.

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Love it, give that orangutan a cigar.

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What if he's both? Don't tell the xtians they got something right!

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I love it! Thanks for sharing it. smile001.gif

irascible Level 8 Dec 7, 2017
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When I first moved into this neighborhood, I met one of the geezer neighbors who's name is Darwin. I said your parents must have had quite the sense of humor. Do you have Beagles? He said he hadn't come across many people in his life that made the connection. Great joke though, I think I'll keep it.

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You are a riot!

Blindbird Level 8 Dec 7, 2017
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That's Clever

twshield Level 8 Dec 7, 2017
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Nice!!!

Arasmuson Level 6 Dec 7, 2017
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Good one!

Hominid Level 7 Dec 7, 2017
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OMG that is awesome

Rosh Level 6 Mar 29, 2018
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Good one!

kuali Level 3 Mar 26, 2018
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Good one!

kuali Level 3 Mar 26, 2018
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LMAAO (laughing my atheist ass off) By god ... excuse me, by Darwin, that is a good one!

SKH78 Level 7 Mar 13, 2018
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"Am I my brother's keeper?" Interesting that the Lord does not answer Cain's question.
Notice that there are no reports of Satan killing anyone in the Bible ....but God kills millions of people in the Bible. And he promises to kill many more in the future. But Christians believe God loves them. How can anyone believe this ridiculous fiction.

nicknotes Level 7 Mar 4, 2018

they say GOD kills in Bible, but reality is God never even speaks in the Bible except through others. No one has ever in the flesh seen or talked with God in the Bible. No I am not a Christian, but I have read the damn book.

@BettyColeman Exodus 20 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

20 Then God spoke all these words, saying,

2 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.

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I really like that joke. It is so funny. I have a special place in my heart for all animals and orangutans are one. They are so sensitive. I can pick up their thoughts. I saw one at a zoo in a small cage. I looked in his eyes and I could feel the pain. It was a horrible pain. He told me all he wanted was to go home. I never went to another zoo.

Boycott palm oil!

@Countrywoman Yes!! Please spread the word about palm oil and how habits are being destroyed by the plantations!!!

Betty...maybe I can help. After 25 years of working in a zoo, I know something about orangutans (my favorite primate.) Because they live NON-SOCIAL lives (they're the only non-social primate)...they don't have social facial muscles. They don't need them. When we look into their eyes, they're uncomfortable! THAT is what you saw. It's very easy to anthropomorphize (we all do it) but, the truth is, orangutans just want you to STOP LOOKING INTO THEIR EYES!

They're really intelligent...they make/use tools, they plan ahead (I can tell you STORIES) and I've seen them construct giant Lego towers.

I'm sorry you saw one in a ''small cage." I wish you could see our exhibit...lots of platforms to ''sun'' on...lots of ladders, fire hoses to climb and lots of greenery.

And, thanks to all who ask us to BOYCOTT PALM OIL! When you fly over Borneo, it's easy to look down and misinterpret all that greenery! You think all must be well. Then, you land and see that it's NOT forest...it's those damned palm oil plantations!

@LucyLoohoo I am so glad to hear your story. That Tangs eyes have haunted me since we took our 2 daughters when they were young. He broke my heart. I am glad to hear that they just don't want you to keep looking. I could tell the tang did not want me looking. I guess I misunderstood some of the look. You can see how intelligent they are. I love to watch them.

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Very nice, sir.

jayray74 Level 3 Jan 31, 2018
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brilliant i like it

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That's good!

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Ha ha ha

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Smart orangutan.

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That's cute.

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Can't wait to tell it!

Wallace Level 4 May 21, 2018
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LOL

Heraclitus Level 5 Apr 12, 2018
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Thanks for the laugh!!

Petter Level 7 Apr 10, 2018
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Awesome! and that just made my morning a little brighter thank you!

surfdad08 Level 4 Mar 9, 2018
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