This Baby Was Stolen From His Mother. Now Watch His Response When He’s Rescued!

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Orangutans seem to be coming up a lot lately in social media. Probably because they are unbelievably adorable, but also because they are in need of help often due to their impending extinction. Organizations in Borneo and Sumatra are working hard to care for and protect the rapidly dwindling population of orangutans in Indonesia.

These rehab centers are reaching out to all over the world for support in their efforts to keep the apes alive and thriving. The decline in the species is due completely to human activities. Deforestation due to palm oil harvesting has imposed on the health of orangutans by destroying their habitat.

The apes are also hunted for profitable re-sale and the novelty of consumption. Because orangutans are very bonded to their mothers as babies, their capture is typically achieved by the murder of the protective mother, hence removing two individuals from the population at a time.

The baby orangutan in this video, named Rickina, is being nurtured by the IAR Ketapang Orangutan Rescue Center in Borneo. Rickina was confiscated from a man who claimed her mother was so startled by his presence in the rain forest that she ran away from her baby. Lies. He picked up the baby and in doing so, somehow slashed a gaping wound in her head with his machete.

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She Presses Her Pregnant Belly Onto The Glass. Now Watch The Orangutan’s First Instincts Kick In.

Orangutans originated in Indonesia and Malaysia, but due to poaching, habitat destruction, and illegal pet trade, the apes are endangered and now found wild only in the rain forests of Indonesian islands Borneo and Sumatra. The word orangutan, rooted in the native languages, means person of the forest. The intelligent apes spend much of their time in trees and use various sophisticated tools to accomplish daily tasks, such as hunting fish, collecting honey, or processing nut, fruit, veggies, and seeds.

The solitary animal’s deepest social bond is between mother and child, who stay together for the first two years of the dependent’s life. Because of this relationship, you can understand why the captive orangutan is interested in the pregnant belly of the woman in this video. The female ape waits eight years between births, which presumably makes for a strong biological longing of the most precious love and affection that exists.

Just like humans, orangutans grow their babies for nine months before birth and once born, mothers dedicate themselves to the well being of the offspring. The care giver’s life becomes centered on providing for the little one, carrying it on her belly and sleeping with it during the night.

The family dynamic is well planned however, as an orangutan mom will often have an older offspring with her to help socialize the infant. Watch as this maternal monkey expresses her tenderness with kisses to the human baby through glass and womb!

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A Birth Of An Orangutan Is Caught For The First Time. What She Does With The Baby Blew Me Away!

Birth and motherhood are among the greatest miracles life has produced. In this video, we receive for the FIRST TIME EVER the opportunity to observe firsthand the magic of birth and the tender caring of a mother Sumatran Orangutan for her baby. Never before has the birth of a Sumatran Orangutan been caught on tape. But its what the mother does after she gives birth that is the most touching. After cleaning off her baby with gentle care, she brings her pride and joy to the conservationist to show what an incredible life she has created..

The word orangutan comes from the Malay and Indonesian words orang, meaning “human” and hutan, meaning “forest”. So orangutan means “human of the forest”. They are arboreal, which means they spend most of their time in trees. Almost every night they create a new, elaborately designed nest made of branches and foliage in which to sleep. The beds can be very complex and may have foliage versions of mattress, pillows, blankets and roofs.

The orangutan is an endangered species of great ape found only in Asia, and is one of the most intelligent animals on the planet. They frequently use a wide range of tools for a variety of purposes, using as many as 74 distinct tools for gathering and preparing food. Culture, defined by Merriam-Webster as the “beliefs, customs, arts, etc. of a particular society, group, place or time” was once believed to be exclusive to the human race. We now know that the great apes have their own distinct cultures, with various groups having different skills and tools than other groups, and orangutans have been observed learning tool use from each other.

Orangutans are social-solitary, which means they have social interactions but the adults spend most of their time alone. The most dominant social bond is between a mother and her dependent offspring. They can live to be about 30 years old and the females generally have their first offspring when they are about 15 years old. Their gestation period lasts about 8 months and they have a very long interbirth interval, the amount of time between births, which can be anywhere from 6-9 years long.

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