The Bible and Darwin’s Origin of Species

One day the zoo-keeper noticed that the orangutan was reading two books: the Bible and Darwin’s Origin of Species.

In surprise he asked the ape, “Why are you reading both those books?”

“Well,” said the orangutan, “I just wanted to know if I was my brother’s keeper or my keeper’s brother.”

Vocabulary Help

  • ape – macaco
  • ask – perguntar
  • brother’s keeper – guardador/cuidador do irmão
  • keeper – guardador
  • keeper’s brother – irmão do cuidador/guardião
  • notice – notar
  • read – ler
  • why – porque
  • zoo-keeper – zelador do zoológico