Mother’s Day for Orangutans Is Like an Ironic Independence Day

Orangutan offspring stay really attached to their mothers for a really long time, which could have something to do with the terrifying long arms that adult orangutans use to pull their babies back whenever they wander too far. In other words, orangutan moms are kind of a big deal in the animal kingdom, which is probably why right now, somewhere in the far-off jungles of Sumatra, some adolescent orangutans are trying to buy a last-minute Nordstrom gift-card with a woefully low twenty-five-dollar limit for their mom. Such is the folly of youth.

"Inseparable" Mom and Baby Orangutans: Mother's Day Video Clip [NPR]

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jinxiejade
JinxieJade

I don't blame the moms...I wanna chew on those little arms and bellies too