Orangutans are one of humankind’s closest relatives, sharing nearly 97% of the same DNA. In fact, indigenous peoples of Indonesia and Malaysia call them “orang hutan” which translates into English as “person of the forest.”
The highly-intelligent red ape has many similarities to us, which is certainly evident in this video. A woman is visiting a zoo with her newborn baby when the orangutan across from her wants to get a closer look at her infant.
The gentle orangutan is genuinely curious and affectionately points at the baby as if communicating to the mother “cute baby!” before moving to get a closer look. It’s an incredibly tender moment that gave me chills!
Share this touching video with your friends who love animals.