In a remarkable discovery published in PNAS Nexus, researchers found that orangutans possess an astonishing ability to produce two simultaneous sounds, akin to human beatboxers and songbirds. Observing vocalizing orangutans in Borneo and Sumatra, scientists witnessed these primates combining different noises, suggesting an intriguing similarity between our vocal capabilities. This finding raises questions about the evolution of human speech and beatboxing, offering a glimpse into our shared past.

Orangutans Can Beatbox, Scientists Discover