How do you think I did??? Look how CUTE I am :-)
Experts have always said that all apes are afraid of the water, can't swim, and if you throw them in, they'll sink like a rock! Well it turns out that's not true. It just takes them a while to learn HOW to swim.
Two researchers have released footage of an orangutan and a chimpanzee in a swimming pool. They strung ropes across the water so the apes wouldn't drown, and pretty soon, they were able to swim WITHOUT grabbing the ropes.
Granted, they're not GREAT swimmers, but they can do it. Both animals were raised in captivity. Pretty incredible huh??!!!