Bonnie is one smart cookie.
The 30-year-old orangutan heard a caretaker whistling and thought: “I can do that!”
Scientists at the Great Ape Trust of Iowa say it’s the first recorded case of a primate mimicking the sound made by another species without being trained to (they obviously haven’t heard my gorilla impersonation).
You can watch Bonnie, a resident of the Smithsonian National Zoological Park in Washington, D.C., whistling by clicking on this link.
Check out her amazing “lip flick.” And is that Abba she’s whistling?