Everyone gets overjoyed and excited when they have a baby.
For the whole family, babies are a source of enormous joy and excitement. They are, however, much more than that. Births have considerable meaning and significance because of the link between birth and promise.
Because most animals have several children, people are less likely to spotlight animal births. This does not, though, make them any less valuable or significant. It’s still worth appreciating because, like people, animal births reflect optimism.
Species whose numbers have fallen by hundreds or thousands have been reported. Adults grow older and d.i.e of old age, but fewer children are born each year. It will only be a matter of time until it occurs.
That is why the birth of this Bornean Orangutan was cause for celebration.
Kitra was just fourteen years old when she was moved to the Oregon Zoo from the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo in 2015. Since that day, the zoo has provided wonderful care and attention to her well-being.
Bornean orangutans are currently classified as threatened animals by the World Wildlife Fund.
Over the last decade, their numbers have dropped. Their current estimated population is at 104,700, making them critically endangered. Its relative species, the Sumatran Orangutan, has fewer than 7,500 individuals and is classified as severely endangered.
However, when Kitra gave birth recently, a gleam of optimism appeared on the horizon.
On April 13, at about 11 a.m., zoo carers arrived at Kitra. They stayed by her side because they understood the importance of her birth.
Kitra made sure the baby stayed near as soon as it came out.
In this beautiful video, Kitra held her baby near to her and liked snuggling with her little one. You can’t help but fall in love with these two when you see them.
According to zoo staff, Kitra looked to be enjoying parenting.
“It’s wonderful to watch Kitra caring for her child so well.”There’s still a lot that may go wrong, so we’re being careful and giving her as much peaceful time as possible,” said Kate Gilmore, a primate section caregiver at the zoo.
They taught her how to do volunteer ultrasound imaging and kept track of her overall health throughout the procedure. They also used a fake orangutan to teach her how to handle and nurse her baby.
Is the new baby, however, a boy or a girl?
The crew was still unsure. They stated that they would find out in a few weeks. That doesn’t really matter as long as the infant is secure in the arms of its mother.
They have a striking resemblance to how human moms care for their children, as shown in the video.
Orangutans and humans share 98 percent of our DNA, according to Oregon Zoo Senior Keeper Asaba Mukobi. When tourists see orangutans in the zoo, they feel a close bond with them.
Take a look at the cute video below!