In January, an expecting mother, Kayley Bettany and her husband Kieren Bettany went to the Colchester Zoo in Essex.
While visiting, a loving orangutan named Rajang, noticed Kayley’s pregnant belly.
Rajang showed adoration for Kayley and began to try and play with the baby bump through the glass separating them. He kisses the glass and even sheds a tear.
The orangutan showed just how widespread paternal affection can be. The love of a child does not only exist with humans.
Apparently, Rajang has shown this compassion to others in pregnancy, including Maisie Knight.
Poor Rajang never experienced much in the way of motherly love, as he was only a month old when he lost his mother. He was hand-reared by zookeepers, and showed them kindness throughout his entire life at the Colchester Zoo. He’s a very intelligent, loving orangutan.
Kayley and Kieren will never forget this experience.
In fact, the family has been back since Kayley has given birth – in order to show Rajang the baby he knew was on the way!