WATCH: Terrifying moment orangutan grabs man through cage

A video of an orangutan grabbing a man through the bars of a cage in an Indonesian zoo has gone viral racking up millions of views and shares.

The strength of the primate is obvious as the man – and then a friend – struggle to free him from the orangutan’s grasp to no avail.

Snopes reports that: “according to, an Indonesian news site, this video was filmed on June 6, 2022, at the Kasang Kulim Zoo in the province of Riau.”

“It shows an orangutan named Tina grabbing a zoo visitor who got too close to her cage. According to, another Indonesian news site, the visitor, a man named Hasan Arifin, had broken the zoo’s rules by climbing over a barrier that normally separates the animals from the visitors in order to get a video,” the factcheck site says.

The man eventually manages to free himself as Tina the orangutan seems to make a last effort to bite his foot. Lesson learned, we hope!




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