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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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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.
and tenacity and lateral thinking.

It could be argued that the orangutan was behaving more human than many humans.
 

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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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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.
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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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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