What is up with orangutans? I took my brother to the
I didn’t try knocking on the glass because I was afraid a Parselmouth would get me. Okay, I did.
While we were in the ape house, we made the usual hackneyed comments on how “they’re just like us” and “their faces are so ugly” and “hey, that one looks like your mother-in-law” (okay, so neither of us has a mother-in-law, but I feel like mothers-in-law are usually the scapegoats in these zoological situations).
If your mother-in-law looks like this, then what does your husband looks like? Michael Keaton?
But then we came upon the orangutan. Whenever I hear “orangutan” I think of the Mary Kate and Ashley straight-to-video release, “The Case of the Fun House Mystery,” wherein the twins are called to investigate an alleged monster living in the Fun House of a carnival. The monster turns out to be an orangutan, and everyone laughs about how silly they were.
Kinda cute, eh?
But the orangutan that lives at the Milwaukee Zoo is a veritable monster.
It’s both an orangutan AND a monster!
There were children whimpering and begging to go back to the cute little Beetlejuice monkeys. This animal was straight out of their worst nightmares! Who ever created such a terrifying being? Could it be that all those stories about the Boogey Man lurking in your closet were really inspired by an ape from
Orangutans--what's up with that? What animal scares you the most?