Are Orangutans Nature’s Best Mothers?

Sumatran orangutan mothers form a strong bond with their young, often caring for and teaching them for the first six years of their lives — without any help from their male counterparts.

For the first few months of their lives, baby orangutans are cradled nonstop by their mothers, and are completely dependent on their mothers for the first two years.

Watch the video to see a baby orangutan and its loving mother as they enjoy some together time in the forests of Sumatra.

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