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Orangutan Almost Breaks Man’s Leg Grabbing Him From Zoo Cage

Claire Reid

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Orangutan Almost Breaks Man’s Leg Grabbing Him From Zoo Cage

Featured Image Credit: ViralPress

A viral clip shows a visitor at a zoo being manhandled by an orangutan that grabs his leg and refuses to let go - you can check out how that went here: 

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In the clip, which is believed to have been filmed at the Kasang Kulim Zoo in Riau, Indonesia, a visitor gets a little bit too close to an orangutan named Tina who reaches out and grabs his leg. 

According to a local news outlet, the man, who is named Hasan Arifin, climbed over a barrier he shouldn’t have to try and get close to the orangutan so he could film a video. 

According to a report in Riau Saura, the man ignored a sign warning against getting too close to the animal and climbed over a cement fence. 

The zoo’s manager also believes Arifin kicked the orangutan, who he says is usually docile, before the camera started filming. 

The man had climbed over a safety barrier to get close to the animal. Credit: ViralPress
The man had climbed over a safety barrier to get close to the animal. Credit: ViralPress

Kasang Kulim Zoo manager Desrizal said told Riau Saura: “What happened on Monday afternoon, the visitor jumped into the guardrail of the orangutan cage to take a video without the officer’s permission.

"The visitor has violated the rules by jumping over the guardrail and kicking the orangutan.”

But his rule-breaking quickly had consequences as the ape reached forward and grabbed hold of his t-shirt. 

Tina refused to let go as the bloke pulled away as hard as he could - and fair play to the manufacturer of that t-shirt because it remains in one piece despite the inter-species tug-of-war going on. 

The orangutan then decided to drop the t-shirt and instead made a grab for Arifin’s leg. Tina managed to get a decent, two-handed grip on his leg and seemed in no hurry to let go. 

The orangutan grabbed the man and refused to let go. Credit: ViralPress
The orangutan grabbed the man and refused to let go. Credit: ViralPress

Towards the end of the clip, Tina showed off her incredible strength turning the man’s leg at 90-degree angle as he flipped his whole body on its side to avoid a break. 

Although the clip ends with Arifin’s still very firmly in Tina’s grasp - a longer video shows he did eventually break free. 

Fortunately, neither he nor Tina were left with any injuries following the incident and Arifin learnt a valuable lesson about obeying the rules when it comes to wild animals. 

Arifin later apologised for breaking the zoo’s rules, saying: “I apologise to the Kasang Kulim Zoo for crossing the fence and I apologise for the viral video.”

Topics: World News, Viral, Animals

Claire Reid
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