Cerah is a cute two-year-old orangutan that resides in the Denver Zoo in Colorado, USA. After her mother died abruptly the previous month, the tiny girl was left alone, and her father now looks after her, much to the amazement of the Berani Zoo employees.
Male orangutans do not take a direct part in rearing their young in the wild, according to the Orangutan Foundation International. Adult females are more responsive to them and form a strong attachment with them.
The attachment between a mother and her calf lasts for many years, but time spent with other orangutans is rather brief.
Despite this, Berani has taken on the task of raising her daughter as the greatest father she can be, and we can see from the wonderful photographs the zoo has published on her social media accounts that love develops unexpected connections.
Orangutan babies can be held for up to 5 years and nursed for up to 8 years. Even when they are older, juvenile orangutans can go by their mother’s side and even feed and rest in the same trees until they are ten years old.
The zookeepers, who were pleasantly delighted, shared the touching and charming tale on their Facebook page a few days ago, along with some wonderful images of this excellent father and his daughter child.
In a statement, the zoo said:
Berani stepping up to be Mr. Mom is a rare occurrence, and Cerah couldn’t have wished for a finer father. Berani is incredibly loving and protective of her, anticipating all of her need. When she sleeps, he carries her, consoles her, and even embraces her ».