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This Orangutan Has Started Washing Her Hands After Seeing Her Caretakers Do It

If there’s one thing we’ve all learned lately, it’s to remind us of the importance of washing our hands. If you’re like me, your hands are probably becoming raw from washing it so often.

Well caretakers at the Center for Great Apes in Florida are also washing their hands regularly and one orangutan took notice.

This orangutan, Sandra was captured on video washing her hands.

This Orangutan Has Started Washing Her Hands After Seeing Her Caretakers Do It
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Not only does she do a good thorough job, but she also washes the back and front of her hands in soapy water.

This Orangutan Has Started Washing Her Hands After Seeing Her Caretakers Do It
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She even scrubs her hands well beyond the recommended time of 20 seconds.

This Orangutan Has Started Washing Her Hands After Seeing Her Caretakers Do It
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After she’s, she even cleans up her supplies.

This Orangutan Has Started Washing Her Hands After Seeing Her Caretakers Do It
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Check out the entire video below.

Sandra washes her hands at the Center for Great Apes

Sandra has daily pools of water and really likes to wash things — her toys, her surroundings, and her hands! Sandra loves to clean up! #orangutancaringweek #cleanhands #bubblesarebest

Posted by Center for Great Apes on Tuesday, November 12, 2019

More info: Center For Great Apes

Sandra was born in the Rostock Zoologischer Garten in Germany on February 14, 1986 and arrived at the Center for Great Apes in Florida in November of 2019 where she lives with 22 other orangutans.

Editorial note: This video was captured is un-related to the coronavirus outbreak. It was originally published on November 13, 2019, weeks before the novel coronavirus outbreak.

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