Being a parent and the responsibilities that are associated with this role has a way of unveiling animal’s soft spots as revealed by an orangutan.
An expectant mother recently experienced the joy parenthood brings when she had a very so dear encounter with a zoo animal; orangutan.
The mother-to-be went to a local zoo when an orangutan just came up to her. Before going to the zoo, the woman had no idea that she was going to have a life-changing experience.
It all began when she along with her husband went close to a particularly large orangutan.
The couple noticed that the social animal was immediately engrossed in the sight of the woman’s baby bump. As she came up close to the ape’s glass, the animal showed a more genuine interest. Apparently, the animal got emotional at the small life growing inside this woman.
Normally, Orangutans can’t talk, because their mouths are not adapted for speech. In fact, nobody expected it to speak to this woman but the animal’s facial reaction spoke volumes during the incredible moment.
As the woman edged closer to the glass, the animal touched her belly lovingly and gently over the glass, looking obviously in love with the yet to be born child.
This went on for minutes and at one point, the Ape kissed right where the baby was sitting. It was a remarkable moment for the couple who watched on in awe.
The woman’s husband who saw what was happening took this video which he shared online. He said the animal stayed emotional for about 20 minutes.
The family who has always been to the zoo said they see the animal all the time. However, this is the first time it has been so friendly and emotional.
The encounter shows fleeting glimpses of the fact that even wild animals know the joy and emotions new babies bring. The animal seems to know that there’s going to be a new baby in the world very soon; he honestly seems happy about it.
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Watch the memorable reaction of the Orangutan towards the pregnant woman;
The orangutans are the two exclusively Asian species of extant great apes. They are particularly special in the Ape world for so many reasons one of which is; the fact that of four kinds of great apes – gorillas; chimpanzees; bonobos and orangutans – only the orangutans are native to Asia (Indonesia and Malaysia). The others all come from Africa. Again, the animals are fascinating and semi-solitary but remain somewhat social. There are two separate species of orangutan – the Sumatran orangutan Pongo abelii and the Bornean orangutan Pongo pygmaeus.
Similarly, the Bornean species are divided into three subspecies but they are the most arboreal of the great apes and they all spend most of their time in trees.