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Wild Orangutan Slaps Guy Trying To Take A Selfie With Him

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Tom Hale

Senior Journalist

clockJan 16 2017, 19:11 UTC

Post-slap. RailGod/YouTube

Even in its fluffiest and cutest form, nature is indifferent and unforgiving, especially when it comes to your selfies. Case in point: This wild orangutan gives a camera-wielding tourist a whack across the face after trying to pose with him for a new profile photo for Facebook.

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In this video from backpacking YouTubers RailGod, the group were sailing down Sekonyer River in the Borneo jungle when they came across an orangutan hanging around in a tree. The great ape appears to be remarkably relaxed and curious, even coming onboard their boat and sharing some snacks with them.

However, their friendly exchanges hit a sour note (at around 11:50) when one of the guys turns his back to the orangutan and tries to catch a quick selfie. Not impressed by the man’s tech-savvy behavior, the young male ape slaps him across the face, to which the whole boat bursts out laughing. The orangutan, on the other hand, remains as cool as a cucumber.


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