Lost And Found: Orangutan Mother Is Finally Reunited With Daughter That Local Male Dominant Took From Her
September 11, 2019 17:01 By Fabiosa
Orangutans, great Asian apes found in the rainforest areas of the Southern Asian Islands of Sumatra and Borneo, are such beautiful creatures!miniak / Shutterstock.com
Did you know that the adult male orangutan is twice the size of its female? It's fascinating!
A wonderful reunion
An orangutan mommy, Clara lost her baby after the local male-dominant took it away. Of course, it was a huge shock for her and she has dreamed of the reunion one day.
After a little while, Clarita was saved by the Orangutan Survival Foundation. The park staff decided to reunite the mother and a baby. Nevertheless, they had some fears as well.
The mother can reject the baby when the baby smells different like the first time
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Their reunion was so touching! Baby Clarita was reintroduced back to Clara, who slowly tried to touch her through her cage. It became evident after some time that Clara remembers her baby. She is such a devoted mother!
Clarita stopped crying as soon as she was in her mother’s arms, and the staff realized Clara had offered her milk.
Unfortunately, orangutans are becoming extinct. A century ago, 230,000 orangutans were inhabiting Southern Asia. Today, that number has dwindled to 41,000 Bornean Orangutans and 7,500 Sumatran Orangutans. How sad it is!miniak / Shutterstock.com
We are so happy for Clara and baby Clarita!