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Birth of an Orangutan


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From the documentary series on endangered species called Before It's Too Late. -via Arbroath

I find myself welling up with tears while watching this- Such beauty, competence and dignity- the culmination of four million million years of evolution leading to the birth of this small, fragile being. This truly is a wonderful world.
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@Dan, jerse, bratsche, and kid icarus -

If you find something that happens every day in the wild gross and disgusting, then maybe you should think about how it is natural. Just because we live in a world where doctors do much of the work for us, a single orang utang going through the whole birth procedure by herself, who else is their to clear the goo off? I think it's an amazing treasure to watch a moment as rare as this.
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Jeez, people, it's not like the mom is gonna reach for a moist towelette. When you grow up you can join us here in the real world.
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Hey, just because it's natural and normal and eerily beautiful doesn't make it less gross. Cleaning the baby by eating it- how adorable :)
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Wow - that is easily my favorite video clip of the week! Great find, Miss C!

Does anyone know what's up with the chewbacca-like groaning in the background? That can't be the mom, right... (at one point she was slurping the new baby and I don't think she could slurp and burp at the same time)
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