A new baby means new life, joy and happiness. That’s what everyone at the Jungle School Clinic were looking forward to when orangutan mom Clara gave birth to the baby girl named Clarita. Unfortunately, the unthinkable happened. A couple of days after the birth of Clarita, one dominant male orangutan snatched her up, and then ran away clutching the tiny infant. Not only he stole the baby, but also Clara’s chance to give her newborn the love and affection she needed.
While baby Clarita was eventually discovered by park staff, there were many concerns about how she would react to her long-lost daughter. Worried that the baby’s new scent would throw Clara off, rescuers were nervous about reintroducing mom to her new child. Cautiously approaching Clara, the park employee carefully hoisted her baby up to the gate, showing mama the child she had recently lost.
What unfolded next was nothing short of incredible, as the workers quickly realized they had nothing to worry about. After a few moments of brief re-introductions, Clara reaches out, motioning for the employee to hand her the baby. It doesn’t take long for mom’s motherly intuition to return, and what cameras captured next will warm your heart. See how the orangutan pair’s sad story gets the happy ending it deserves in the video below – what a beautiful moment caught on tape!