Recently, a video of an 18-year-old chimpanzee cleaning her cage with a broomstick in China has gone viral on social media. The incident happened at a zoo in Shenyang city, which showed the chimp sweeping leaves out of her cage. One of the breeder named Wang Jingjing told CGTN, “One day we found she stared at us cleaning and then we observed that she imitated us to clean the room with a broom seriously. She even cleaned the corners carefully.”
According to CGTN, the IQ of the chimp is equal that of a three to four-year-old human child. After the release of the video has gone viral on social media, though many people loved the intelligence of the 18-year-old, there are some who criticized the zoo for keeping its animal in such small cages.
Here’s the video
“I am a Zoologist and I’ve been in a zoo cage before and I dont think any human understands how horrible it is until they experience it themselves. Its so depressing.” Read one of the many comments.