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Check Out This Orangutan Jazz Prodigy

Listen to his debut single for World Orangutan Day


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At the Adelaide Zoo, a Sumatran orangutan has composed his first single, a jazz riff, on World Orangutan Day. His keeper hopes it draws attention to the endangered species.

Now, the zoo is selling his first single, a 30 second jazz riff, on their website.

“When I first heard the song, I knew he had created something pretty special,” his keeper said. It’s called “Give Me A Klue” and it’s played and composed entirely by Kluet on electronic drums and piano.

All of the funds raised will go to benefit orangutan conservation efforts to mark World Orangutan Day. There are only 7,000 of these Sumatran orangutans left, and they could go extinct in the next 10 years.

This is truly amazing! Listen to his composition below:

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You can hear a bit of classic jazz songs in the clip, like the Pink Panther theme or The Way You Look Tonight, according to his keeper. When he was asked if Kluet is a musical prodigy, he said, “Definitely, I think he’s got some talent there.” We’re sure you’ll agree.

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