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WATCH: Orangutan kisses pregnant mom’s belly at zoo

Zoe Romanowsky - published on 01/13/17

A beautiful affirmation of life in the womb from a non-human

Orangutans are known to be smart, gentle creatures who have one of the strongest mother-child bonds of any non-human mammal. That may explain what this orangutan did at a zoo in Melbourne, Australia when a pregnant woman walked up to the glassed wall of his living area. As the woman got closer, the huge animal became completely focused on her belly and clearly seemed to be trying to commune with the little one in there, as it caressed the mom’s belly through the glass and even kissed it. A moving testament to the fact that there’s a life in there!

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