Zoo Staff Dress Up as Orangutan to Take Care of Newborn While Mom Recovers

August 22, 2018

By Kayla Jardine

While this isn’t the species you’d expect to be holding this newborn orangutan, she loves her all the same!

A baby orangutan was just born at the Greenville Zoo in South Carolina, but mom can’t hold her just yet.

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Mother Lana had to have a C-section, so while she’s recovering from surgery, the staff are dressing up like an orangutan to take care of the newborn.

While it may seem unconventional, it’s a great way to make sure the newborn assimilates with its mom.

Thankfully, mom will be all better soon and carrying her baby just like this in no time!