Sandra the Orangutan Has Started Washing Her Hands After Watching Her Caretakers Do It

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We all know about the trend sweeping social media, where celebrities are getting soaped up online to promote the Safe Hands Challenge.

But now it looks like animals are following suit, these social media stars are creating videos that we never knew we needed right now.

Keep scrolling to watch the adorable footage…

We should all know by now that regular, thorough hand washing is important.

Although, I would have hoped you were doing that anyway.

And balancing brooms upright. Thankfully, internet challenges during this crazy time are slightly different.  

And a lot safer.

Thanks to the insistence of the World Health Organization, WHO, it’s all about handwashing.

Director-General of the WHO, Tedros Adhan Ghebreyesus, called on people to use their social media platforms to promote “regular, safe, and effective hand hygiene.”

Celebrities everywhere have used this to teach us their techniques.

And although this is a positive challenge to be a part of, we want something more.

And that’s exactly what we got. Scroll down to watch the adorable videos…

I feel confused, but well educated. People are sharing the videos of animals washing their hands… or front paws, in a bid to encourage others to do the same.

Selena Gomez giving out her handwashing tips, or an Orangutan scrubbing in a bucket? You don’t need to answer, we all know who it is. The adorable video is coming up soon…

A video uploaded by Indian Forest Service officer, Parveen Kaswan, has been widely shared.

He used a clip of a raccoon to underline the seriousness of washing hands, with the caption: “keep washing your hands. At least for 25 seconds, demo will be shown by this small guy. Ashley Raine.”  

Health agencies have stressed the importance of hygiene recently, a video of a doctor washing her hands multiple times while removing layer after layer of her protective gear has also gone viral on social media.

And I have to say, some of them are doing far better than the humans I’ve seen.

But every little helps.

But as long as those toe beans are clean, does it really matter?

And one primate, in particular, has gone viral for the technique she learnt from her keepers.

The accompanying caption to the video shared on Facebook, said: “she started washing her hands because she saw all the zookeepers doing it repeatedly during the crisis”

On their Facebook page, they mentioned: “Sandra has daily pools of water and really likes to wash things — her toys, her surroundings, and her hands! Sandra loves to clean up!” We could all learn a thing or two from Sandra. Keep scrolling to see how this incredibly annoying song has actually been useful…