Thursday 22 February 2018

Watch: Curious orangutan attempts to ape magician's amazing card trick

Credit: Matt G Mentalist
Credit: Matt G Mentalist

Mark Molloy

A curious orangutan left captivated by a magic trick appeared to try and copy what he had just seen with the same card.

Rajang the orangutan looked transfixed as Essex-based magician Matt G performed the card trick at Colchester Zoo.

The 48-year-old great ape watched the performer shuffle a deck of cards, choose one and place it on the window of his enclosure.

Matt G then managed to 'transport' the chosen card from one side of the glass to the other.

Rajang examines the card before apparently trying to send it back through the glass by tapping it with his stick.

“A touch of magic can fuel anyone's curiosity. Here's a clip of me performing a little magic for Raj the Orangutan at the amazing Colchester Zoo in Essex,” Matt G wrote in a Facebook post.

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