Orangutan at Louisville Zoo Asks to Meet Newborn Baby

In a heartwarming and adorable encounter, a family’s visit to the Louisville Zoo became viral when an orangutan expressed curiosity and excitement to meet their 3-month-old baby.

The Hittle family captured the precious moment on video during their trip to the zoo. Dakota Hittle held little Judah near the glass enclosure of the orangutan exhibit, where Amber the orangutan noticed the baby and gestured for them to come closer.

Watch the video at the end.


With Shalena, Dakota’s wife, and Judah’s elder brother looking on, they brought the baby closer to the glass. Amber, the clever orangutan, interacted with them, pointing at the baby and observing Judah with evident interest.

The heartwarming video made its way onto Shalena’s TikTok and Facebook pages in early May, quickly captivating the hearts of viewers worldwide. The video received over 500,000 likes and was shared over 20,000 times across both platforms.

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Amber’s charming behavior isn’t a one-time occurrence. The Louisville Zoo revealed that she often interacts with guests by tapping on the glass to get their attention.


She has also been seen gesturing towards people, playfully peeking inside purses or backpacks.

This touching moment between Amber the orangutan and baby Judah reminds us of the deep connections that can form between humans and animals. The Louisville Zoo continues to be a place of wonder and joy for visitors of all ages.

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Watch the video below:


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