Most people know how important it is to wash their hands well. We were told how important it is to wash well, scrub gently, and practise basic hygiene. An orangutan in Florida saw this and then did what her caretakers did. A movie from November 2019 shows Sandra the orangutan, washing her hands more carefully than usual. By doing this, she is setting a great example for everyone else to follow.
We are always told that it is important for our health to wash our hands carefully and for at least 20 seconds each time. This is done through billboards, posters, TV ads, online pop-up ads, store announcements, and other ways. People tell us to use the antibiotic, anti-grease, and hand-sanitizing products we have. It’s a simple way for us to keep ourselves and others safe.
At the Centre For Great Apes in Florida, Sandra the orangutan has seen how carefully people wash their hands. Sandra has not only watched, but she has also learned. Sandra was recently seen washing her hands like everyone else, so she learned the habit quickly. She also seems like a great person to look up to.
Sandra and her blue bucket of soapy water are getting a lot of attention as they relax in a comfortable place. The video of Sandra washing her hands, which has been seen by many, has been watched more than once. Sandra the monkey washes her hands for almost 20 seconds to make sure they are clean. Sandra’s fans would be happy, and so would the CDC.
Sandra scrubs each hand carefully with its own cleaning brush. each side of each hand on its own. Every little toe! As she turns each hand over to look at her fingernails, she cleans all of the sides. All of this is done quietly and easily, as if it were the most normal thing in the world.
According to her story, Sandra was born in a zoo in Rostock, Germany, more than 30 years ago. She lived a lot of her life in the Buenos Aires Zoo in Argentina. Sandra lives at the Centre for Great Apes, which is a home for orangutans and chimpanzees. Many of these gorillas have had bad lives and have been saved or given up for adoption. The shelter gives long-term, safe, and healthy homes to the great apes.
Sandra seems to have been lonely in a past life, since she spent a lot of time alone at the Buenos Aires Zoo. But the refuge at the Centre for Great Apes ensures that the apes there will have happy lives. Sandra seems to be growing and learning from her surroundings and caretakers. The fact that Sandra pays attention to how to wash her hands shows that she is smart and interested.