Baby Orangutan Practices Acrobatic Skills at National Zoological Park

An infant orangutan put on a show for keepers at the National Zoological Park in Washington, DC, in a video shared June 13 when he started using a rope in one of the enclosures.

The orangutan, named Redd, swung around on the rope for a while before tumbling into the soft bed of hay nearby. His mom Batang kept a close eye on him but couldn’t resist performing a few tumbles of her own.

The video had 29,000 views at time of writing. Credit: Smithsonian’s National Zoo via Storyful