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This Sanctuary Captures An Incredible Moment 34-Year-Old Orangutan Learns To Wash Her Hands
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This Sanctuary Captures An Incredible Moment 34-Year-Old Orangutan Learns To Wash Her Hands

While most of us already know it, some things are worth mentioning over and over again—washing your hands can help prevent getting and passing the coronavirus. There’s no need to get a hand sanitizer unless you are unable to wash your hands with soap. All you have to do is thoroughly scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds and you’ll be good to go. In case you need a better demonstration of how it’s done, Center For Great Apes has a great video to inspire you to take care of your personal hygiene.

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Recently, this good orangutan named Sandra went viral for demonstrating her impeccable hand-washing skills

Image credits: CenterForGreatApes

Recently, a video showing an orangutan named Sandra went viral. What fascinated people about the video the most is that Sandra had learned to wash her hands and seems to be quite enjoying doing it.

Image credits: CenterForGreatApes

The 34-year-old primate was captured scrubbing the fronts and backs of her hands in soapy water. “She definitely scrubbed her hands for longer than 20 seconds, good job Sandra!” the orangutan sanctuary captioned the video.

Image credits: CenterForGreatApes

Later, she even started to clean her surroundings and eventually decided she’d had enough of chores for that day.

Image credits: CenterForGreatApes

People praised her for setting an example for all of us who are still struggling to remember to wash our hands.

Image credits: CenterForGreatApes

Sandra, the orangutan with excellent personal hygiene, was born at Rostock Zoologischer Garten in Germany. She spent most of her time in Buenos Aires, where she was forced to live alone, with no other orangutans keeping her company. Luckily, Sandra was granted legal personhood by a judge in Argentina, thus entitling her to better living conditions. In November 2019, she arrived at the Center for Great Apes, where she now lives with 22 other orangutans. In January, Sandra celebrated her 34th birthday and had a lovely birthday party thrown by her new caretakers.

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WilvanderHeijden
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2 years ago

Perhaps Sandra can teach some of the d!ckheads what social distancing means, starting with the orange clown and his entourage of jesters and jokers.

Leodavinci
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2 years ago

In the wild, orangs are solitary creatures so social distancing is the norm for them.

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Carol Emory
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2 years ago

That's a relief. That post needed a good scrubbing. Thank you Sandra!

Lana Jig-maker
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2 years ago

She's like "humans are messing up, let me keep me and mine from getting this corona" hahaha

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
2 years ago

Perhaps Sandra can teach some of the d!ckheads what social distancing means, starting with the orange clown and his entourage of jesters and jokers.

Leodavinci
Community Member
2 years ago

In the wild, orangs are solitary creatures so social distancing is the norm for them.

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Carol Emory
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2 years ago

That's a relief. That post needed a good scrubbing. Thank you Sandra!

Lana Jig-maker
Community Member
2 years ago

She's like "humans are messing up, let me keep me and mine from getting this corona" hahaha

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