Welcome to Medary.com Sunday, October 17 2021 @ 03:44 AM CST

Whistling orangutans?

  • Contributed by:
  • Views: 1,944
Science Daily has a story of Bonnie the whistling orangutan:
Bonnie, a 30-year-old female orangutan living at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park in Washington, D.C., began whistling – a sound that is in a human’s, but not an orangutan’s, repertoire – after hearing an animal caretaker make the sound.
They go on to be all sciencey and stuff about how it might give a clue to the evolution of speech, but for me, it's all about the picture:
Credit: Photo courtesy of Smithsonian National Zoological Park.