The Daily Treat: Mama Orangutan Cuddles Her Newborn

UPDATED 05/12/2013 at 04:05 PM EDT Originally published 05/10/2013 at 01:35 PM EDT

Happy Mother's Day: Orangutan With Newborn Baby at ABQ BioPark Zoo Photo
S.W.A.K.! Sarah the orangutan shows her baby the love
Dean Hanson/Albuquerque Journal/Zuma
A happy Mother's Day, indeed.

A week after giving birth, Sumatran orangutan Sarah was snapped giving her newborn a sweet peck inside their enclosure at the ABQ BioPark Zoo in Albuquerque, N.M. Just like a human mother, she gingerly cradled her little one before leaning in – and judging from that smile on her face, the babe's already lapping up the attention!

The pair were fêted with a Saturday baby shower – just in time for Mother's Day. During the festivities, the park revealed that the tyke is a female.

We're going to assume Sarah's enjoying the perfect Mother's Day.



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