Watch: Curious orangutan attempts magician's remarkable card trick at UK zoo

A magician has proved his theory that "a touch of magic can fuel anyone's curiosity" after a perplexed orangutan attempted to perform one of his card tricks at a UK zoo. 

Matt G - who identifies himself as a magician, mind reader and mentalist - went to Essex's Colchester Zoo and offered a card to Rajang the orangutan. 

Rajang, aged 48, watched on as Matt G placed the card on the enclosure wall, before appearing to 'transport' it through the glass and into the animal's hand.

Wanting to take part, Rajang tried to transport the card back through the glass, but to no avail. 

Matt G uploaded the video to his Facebook page yesterday morning, where it has been viewed over 300,000 times. 

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