This orangutan became a careful father to the tiger cubs!

The parental instinct is universal, and this cute story proves it.

Such friendship may seem absolutely incredible, but this is actually not the first time orangutans and tigers have been mentioned together. Several years ago a pair of little tigers from an Indonesian zoo became inseparable with baby orangutans:

This time, baby tigers from the Myrtle Beach Safari developed a close friendship with an adult male orangutan. They play together almost every day, and the ape even acts like a real caretaker: he embraces the babies and even bottle-feeds them!

Why does it happen? The orangutan observed people taking care of the big cats and just followed their example, scientists say. In fact, apes are often able to imitate human behavior and even speech. Now the guy from the video really thinks he has become a surrogate parent and enjoys it!

In this adorable video, watch as the orangutan and his baby tigers spend time together:

What do you think of this wonderful story of friendship? We are waiting for your comments!

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Your opinion matters
I love story's like this.
Sep 29, 2016 7:10PM
Aiko Catapang
It came naturally, this is wonderful.
Oct 2, 2016 8:08PM
danny powell
That oragutan is being a good daddy. Too bad more people aren't like that.
Oct 2, 2016 8:20PM
Nicholas M Lombardo
Nicholas M Lombardo
people should be llike this
Oct 2, 2016 8:35PM
Rose Hoffman
I woule love to see more vide's like this.
Oct 2, 2016 8:52PM
Marlene Doerr
I've seen these orangatans and tigers interacting. Doc Antles does a fabulous job with these animals.Safari is a great place to spend a whole day with the animals!
Oct 2, 2016 8:56PM
Joan Scott-Lange
I totally agree with you Danny Powell
Oct 2, 2016 8:58PM
Nina Kamwene
Nina Kamwene
Thank you that was beautiful.
Oct 2, 2016 9:10PM
Mary Lou Clark
Mary Lou Clark
Stories like this make the world a better place!
Oct 2, 2016 9:18PM
Jeff Bruce
Jeff Bruce
AWESOME, and the example needs to be a two-way street
Oct 2, 2016 9:43PM
Viviane Britte
So cute
Oct 2, 2016 9:44PM
Janice Loggins
Janice Loggins
This is wonderful! I can't get enough of stories like this.
Oct 2, 2016 10:26PM
Oscar Suarez
Oscar Suarez
Oct 2, 2016 11:29PM
Sue Waddell
Story makes you smile �
Oct 3, 2016 12:51AM
Yolanda Solis
Great! I love seeing stories like this!
Oct 3, 2016 1:47AM

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