The internet is a wonderful source of knowledge and answers to almost any question you might have. However, sometimes the information is so strange that you can’t decide whether it’s true or false. This is what happened when an image with the caption “Can Orangutans Drive? The Truth Behind the Popular Meme” started to spread online. People couldn’t be sure if this was a real fact or just another joke from the internet. Are there people who think that orangutans can drive? Do they know anything about apes? Orangutans are great apes that deserve our respect and protection, but they cannot drive cars – at least not yet. So what exactly is this popular meme and why does it say something about how we see these amazing animals?
Can Orangutans Drive?
No, orangutans can’t drive. Orangutans are mostly solitary animals found in rainforests and swamps in Indonesia and Malaysia. They spend most of their time high in the trees, so they are rarely seen and are difficult to observe. The only time they come down is to eat. They climb to fruiting trees—trees that bear fruit—and eat all the fruits they can reach. Then they cross back and forth from tree to tree to get more food. After a while, they settle on a branch and munch on what they’ve collected.
What Is The Orangutan Driving Meme?
1. Variety Of Explanations
Many people found the story funny, but some of them did not want to laugh anymore, they were so worried that it might be true! They were sure that there are no primates who can survive in our polluted and dangerous cities. They thought that it was a cruel joke made by someone. The orangutan driving meme may be true, but it’s not an insult to the orangutan community. Some people think that the species should be wiped out because they need to take necessary steps to protect our planet from pollution and other threats. Many experts are in support of such opinions, however, most people disagree with them. They are glad that people don’t want to wipe out the species completely and would love to see them live in the wild too.
2. Orangutans Can Swim
They don’t have any hands – but they can swim just fine! So no doubt about their ability to swim! But where does this claim come from? This information about swimming comes from a story about a young boy going into an aquarium with his parents on his first day at school. He asked his grandmother if he could ride on her back and he told her that he wanted to go underwater and see what is below it all (this is according to this story). His grandmother agreed and took him underwater so that he could make sure there isn’t anything below it all (there isn’t) and then he rode on her back to school.
3. Common Knowledge
As we have already said, people do not want to wipe out the orangutan species completely and would love to see them live in the wild too, but opinions differ. That’s why they are always interested in facts – and this one is no exception. Most people agree that these animals need protection and don’t want them on our streets, but they also know that there are no oranges in driving cars yet. They don’t know where this comes from, but this is common knowledge of many experts – they say that orangs can’t drive cars because it doesn’t make any sense! We have also discussed how we see them in our minds – orangutans are not humans so we cannot see them as living beings like us, so you can agree with this statement too!
4. Old Information
It would be hard for anyone not to believe it if there was an entire book about things that only look possible due to technology and which cannot be done without some help from someone who knows more than us.
5. Not Enough Info
A lot of people found the story about Orangutans in cars interesting as it seems as if this is something that has never happened before, but according to the experts from the British Association of Zoos and Aquariums, who have researched this topic for many years, this story is completely false! These experts have spoken to zoos across the world and they all say that there are no records of orangutans being taken on a car visit. There is no evidence that orangutans are capable of driving cars.
Can Orangutans Drive?
According to the above story, scientists have been researching this topic for many years and they have found that orangutans can ride in cars with ease. This is a very interesting story orangutans are indeed able to ride in cars, but they are not able to drive them! We could see this as one of those ‘not enough info’ stories so maybe we should stick up our nose at it?
Not all people know and like the idea of an orangutan being out on the road, but the truth is that there are people who say that their country’s national animal should be an orangutan. The organization ‘Stop Animal Exploitation Now’ really believes this; they believe that riding in a car is not a problem for orangs as long as you drive slowly (riding at 40mph is good).
When we look around us, we see many different species of animals – which do they belong to? Those assignments of one animal to another are called classifications and we call these classes classifications too. In school, you often hear things like ‘dog-classification-canis familiarise (dog) or ‘cat-classification-felis cause. Those words mean the same thing, but they are not the same thing! Do you realize that ‘dog’ just means domestic dog, while ‘dog’ only refers to a group of animals that are used for hunting?
At school, it is often said that orangutans belong to the primate classifications and if you hear those words, you know that there is a lot of truth in them; however, the fact is that there are many different species of apes out there in the world today. For example, gorillas and chimps have different classifications than orangutans and they even have different names too! The name ‘chimpanzee’ means chimpanzee but what about ‘gorilla’? Gorillas belong to their group now called super-primates. All these things about classifications are not always easy for kids to comprehend so we would recommend reading this book together with your child to see how much he understands about classification systems – it should be really exciting!
5. Suggested Answer
We are going to look at the sentence ‘Orangutans belong to the primate classifications’. We see that orangutans are in a topic called classification systems and we know that this topic is how the animals belong to different groups. The word ‘belong’ means that orangutans belong somewhere, in this case to the group called primates – which is a group of animals like us humans and orangutans.
The Dark History Behind The Orangutan Meme
Is the above sentence about orangutans true? Or are we just making things up? How can it be that we can say such a thing without knowing anything about the whole world of science and history? What is the truth?
Let’s look at this sentence: ‘Orangutans belong to a class that is called “primate”’ (this refers to a paragraph in the book). We have seen that ‘class’ is one word, so we understand that it means something like ‘a group of animals which belong together. We also know that many different animals belong to different groups called classifications – for example, dogs, cats, primates in general, and birds. Today, everything is called by one name so when you see this sentence about an animal you had not known before you think it must be talking about orangutans! However – in the beginning, the Word and Word were with God, and God created all things – which includes orangutans as well!
When we read this sentence about orangutans belonging to a group of animals called primates, we see that there are many different kinds of primates. They are called different names ‘gorilla’, ‘chimpanzee’, and ‘bonobo’. We see that orangutans belong to their own group of animals and they have a different classification than bonobos or chimps! We know that they are called different names because scientists try to make them stand out from the others.
4. Do You Think
Imagine you are in a big crowd and there is a real scream – what animal do you think it is? What about the ones who scream out ‘you’re an orangutan? Where do they keep these animals? Think back to the talks we had in class and how they were infected with our enthusiasm for learning. We see that orangutans belong to the group called primates, but there are many different kinds of primates – so how can we say that orangutans belong to them? We know this because of classification systems used by scientists.
In your first paragraph in class, you said: ‘The history behind my favorite memes is not always pretty but I love every part of it!’ It sounds like you have been making up stories about orangutans for your whole life and not just because of this book! Your story sounds great, don’t worry about the other parts!
The Orangutan driving meme is a strange take on the “Orangutans can do everything people can do” joke. Idea is that many people think that orangutans can drive and that they are amazing creatures who are capable of doing almost everything humans can do. Orangutans are great apes that deserve our respect and protection, but they cannot drive cars – at least not yet. So what exactly is this popular meme and why does it say something about how we see these amazing animals? The truth is that orangutans are amazing animals that deserve respect. They are intelligent and capable of many things, but driving cars is not one of them. We hope that people who see this meme learn more about orangutans and the threats they face so that they can help protect them.