In honor of World Orangutang Day (what you didn’t know?), a Sumatran orangutang named Kluet, who resides at Adelaide Zoo in Australia, has just released an “improvisational jazz” single called “Give Me A Klue” (HA!) – and it’s EASILY the song of the summer. Lady Gaga is probably planning an album of duets with him as we speak, THAT’S HOW GOOD IT IS.
According to his keeper/producer Pij Olijnyk:
“Orangutans are incredibly intelligent, so we are always looking for new ways to interact with them and make their day interesting, challenging and fun,” Pij said.
“Kluet loves playing Garage Band on my phone, and it’s pretty clear he has some real musical talent,” he added. “When I first heard the song, I knew he had created something pretty special.”
Mashable reports the single is being sold on Adelaide Zoo’s website, where customers can pay what they like, and the proceeds are going towards enrichment, medical and husbandry items for the three orangutans that are at the zoo.
It will also help raise awareness of the plight of the Sumatran orangutan, with only an estimated 7,000 still left in the wild and fears that its numbers will decline by as many as 1,000 each year.
Watch the making of Kluet’s single below, then listen to a snippet on Soundcloud.