WATCH: Orangutan Has An Amazing Reaction To A Magic Trick

Publish Date
Friday, 14 October 2016, 11:51AM

It's pretty amazing watching a magic trick up close and personal... And that's exactly what Rajang the orangutan was - amazed!

Magician Matt G performed a card trick for the 48-year-old ape who watched him intently as he appeared to push a playing card through the glass into Rajang's enclosure.

The video of this trick was shared by Matt G on Facebook and has since been viewed over 700,000 times and shared over 8000 times.

Rajang was brought up in Chester Zoo where he was hand-reared as his mother died when he was just a month old.

In 1980 at the age of 12 he was moved to Colchester Zoo, where he has lived ever since.

According to Rajang's keepers he loves to get involved and often copies humans, even 'helping' to clean his enclosure with a cloth and bucket of soapy water.

You can read more about Rajang on the Colchester Zoo website.