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

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:

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.

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.

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.”

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