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<a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/8569564/Orangutan-saves-drowning-chick.html" target="_blank">http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/news...ing-chick.html</a><br><br>
This is the sweetest thing I've seen in ages, I got all teary eyed. He's being so gentle! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smitten.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":smitten:"><br><br>
Anyone who thinks other species don't have feelings should watch this, seriously.
 

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Now the next thing to do is release them from the damn zoo
 

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Aww. That is absolutely precious. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smitten.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":smitten:">
 

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That is absolutely amazing. A great video for those who use the "they're just stupid animals" argument. Tool-using, compassion, patience...all sorts of "human" traits exhibited there.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>IamJen</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2913431"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
That is absolutely amazing. A great video for those who use the "they're just stupid animals" argument. Tool-using, compassion, patience...all sorts of "human" traits exhibited there.</div>
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and tenacity and lateral thinking.<br><br>
It could be argued that the orangutan was behaving more human than many humans.
 

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Awww, he's quite smart!
 

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Of course, the chick will almost certainly die. If they get the scent of another animal on them the parents usually abandon them. Hate to be a downer but that's just the way it usually works.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Josh James xVx</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2913863"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Of course, the chick will almost certainly die. If they get the scent of another animal on them the parents usually abandon them. Hate to be a downer but that's just the way it usually works.</div>
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I think that's an old wives' tale.
 

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Yeah, the scent thing is an old wives' tale. But don't think the chick was old enough to get back to the nest, unless someone found the nest and put it back in.
 

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awww, my niece (7) and me just watched this...so sweet. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smitten.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":smitten:">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Marie</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2913983"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I think that's an old wives' tale.</div>
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It's an old wive's tale that I've seen personal evidence of.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>mountainhugger</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2915394"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><a href="http://www.snopes.com/critters/wild/babybird.asp" target="_blank">http://www.snopes.com/critters/wild/babybird.asp</a></div>
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Exactly. Any wildlife rehabber will tell you as much. (And another one did again just yesterday, when I took her a nestling I found. (I couldn't tell which tree he had been blown out of. Normally, I just return them to the nest.))
 

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Not to beat this into the ground, but I just put a couple of baby cardinals back in their nest earlier today. (They must have fallen out during all that rain and hail yesterday.) The parents seemed to be pretty anxious that I was so close to the nest, but they didn't leave. I saw both of them about an hour ago. If they do wind up abandoning the nest, I guess I'll be eating my words. I don't think they're going to though.
 
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