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Orangutan Saves Duckling in Zoo Pond

Compassion or curiosity – or both?

There’s not a lot of information about this very touching video.

It was first posted by the London Daily Telegraph,which only mentioned that it was taken at a zoo in the United States. But no more information as to where or when seems to have been posted anywhere else. What do you think is going on in the mind of the orangutan? Some people have called it an amazing rescue; others suggest that you can see curiosity and a child-like interest, but not necessarily an act of pure altruistic empathy and kindness.

What do you say? What do you think is motivating the orangutan? Or indeed, does it really make any difference?)

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