Proof that parenting is the same across all walks of life! Behold! Mama didn’t inflict a whooping to discipline her child.
Apparently kids can be a pain in the butt in the animal kingdom as well! You get your little baboon butt over here right now or else…!
This silly baby orangutan continuously tried to escape from its parent over and over. Each time he got caught and was retrieved.
Oh orangutan mama, we’ve all been there before!!
If you are a parent, you will be able to relate to this video! Turns out Orangutans are not much different from human beings or even parents! This little baby is trying to go back to playing, but mom has other plans. So the baby does all it can to escape, but in the end…mom wins!
It’s like a toddler in a grocery store trying to escape from his/her parents over and over, only to get caught each time. Kids just like to run sometimes, whatever species they are. Take a look at this baby orangutan try to get away from its mom. It’s too cute!!
Any mom who tries to get their kid to go home when playtime at the park is over can relate to this! Don’t we just love it when she resorts to grabbing him by the ankle and dragging him out? Then, it’s like she says “Ok, I’ll let you walk home if you behave yourself!”
Notice then the baby orangutan takes the food out of mom’s mouth just to throw it on the ground seconds later, and when the little one ran up the ropes and came down just as the parent went up… Looks familiar right?!!
Through a clinched jaw, “Oh my God, child… you are gonna’ get your behind worn out when we get home. And your iPad’s gone for the rest of the summer! Run away from me… oh, hell no!” The look on the parent’s face has me dying!
Absolutely adorable! I wish all primates had the freedom to live joyful lives!
Here’s a few interesting facts about orangutans:
Orangutans are great apes, as opposed to monkeys, and are closely related to humans, having 97% of DNA in common. Orangutans are extremely patient and intelligent mammals. They are very observant and inquisitive, and there are many stories of orangutans escaping from zoos after having watched their keepers unlock and lock doors.
Orangutans’ arms stretch out longer than their bodies – over two meters from fingertip to fingertip – and are used to employ a “hookgrip”. When on the ground, they walk on all fours, using their palms or their fists. When a male orangutan reach maturity, they develop large cheek pads, which a female orangutan apparently find attractive. When males are fighting, they charge at each other and break branches. If that doesn’t scare one of them away, they grapple and bite each other.
For the first 4-6 years of his/her life, an infant orangutan holds tight to his/her mother’s body as she moves through the forest in search of fruit. Like humans, orangutans have opposable thumbs. Their big toes are also opposable. Orangutans have tremendous strength, which enables them to swing from branch to branch and hang upside-down from branches for long periods of time to retrieve fruit and eat young leaves.
So the next time you see an orangutan disciplining a young one, you just might think of or be reminded of human behaviors.
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