Orangutans Deliver Bicycle Safety Message

orangutang bike safteyI am afraid of monkeys.

Look at recent news events and you’ll quickly discover why. It’s quite apparent one face isn’t enough for them. They want yours too.

For a lot of people this isn’t a problem since they have two, but for me, I don’t know what I’d do without my money maker.

I understand there’s a variety of monkeys, just as there is a variety of dogs. There are the organ grinders, the sky scraper climbing gorillas, and the ones with bad haircuts that make music to match.

The monkey species that seems to be the most lovable are the orangutans. Exhibit #1: the movie Every Which Way But Loose. If you don’t fall in love with Clint Eastwood’s sidekick Clyde, then there’s something wrong with you. Let’s be honest; anything that’s willing to kiss Ruth Gordon on the lips can’t be all bad.

Bottom line, these dudes love people and pets. They are like happy go lucky humans who look out for everyone’s welfare.

Look no further than Thailand for the most recent example. Ok, that’s a far place to go for a quick peek but that’s where they are advocating bicycle safety for children.

Meet Bam the road safety primate who’s on a mission to make sure children in Thailand wear their helmet whilst cycling.

The eanimals in the newsight-year-old Orangutan loves to cycle around when he gets the chance and was enlisted by the Thailand government to help spread a campaign message about accident prevention.

Launched on Friday at the Dusit Zoo in Bangkok, Bam dressed in a bright yellow t-shirt rode his favourite blue bike (courtesy of some training wheels) through the crowd of thrilled onlookers.

He was also joined by two freewheelin’ friends, but it seems one forgot to wear her helmet, which is a big no-no for Bam who always wears his smiling panda hat whenever he hits the road.


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