Orangutan bottle feeds tiger cubs (seriously cute video)

Orangutan bottle feeds tiger cubs (seriously cute video)

We're not sure we've ever seen anything quite THIS cute... An orangutan decided to take on the role of 'surrogate mum' to three tiger cubs - and even bottle feeds them in an ahh-inducing video.

The footage was taken at Myrtle Beach in South Carolina, and shows the orangutan, which is actually a male, lovingly playing with the cubs, who he reportedly interacts with every day.

And YouTube users loved it too, with one writing: "33 seconds is not NEARLY enough. We demand a live stream!"

Another said: "Usually, I don't like things like this. But this put a smile on my face:]."

One person simply wrote: "Cuteness overload!", and somebody else joked: "`my cute metre is broken."

We have to agree whole-heartedly.

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Orangutan bottle feeds tiger cubs (seriously cute video)

These babies, named Sri Kandi (left) and Arjuna (right) were born at Tierpark, Berlin, Germany. They made their debut on 5 March 2012.

Clinging to his mum, baby Changi meets his public  for the first time at Krefeld Zoo, Germany.

This little rhino, named Male, was born in January. He's pictured here with his mother, Mana, at Magdeburg Zoo, Germany.

The zoo at Tierpark in Berlin celebrated the birth of a litter of four dingo babies in January.

Only a few days old, this baby giraffe, named Kimarle, peaks out from her enclosure at the ZOOM Zoo in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany. The 170cm tall giraffe was born on March 9.

A one-month-old baby squirrel monkey clings to its mother's back at Qingdao Forest Wildlife Park, China.

A two-week old baby gorilla is cuddled by her mum, Mumba, a Western Lowland Gorilla, at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park near Ashford, Kent.

Born at Cincinnati Zoo,  US, this one-month old hedgehog is being hand reared by keepers until it is old enough to be included in the zoo's outreach programme.

Ludwig the baby elephant is clearly happy to be out and about at the Tierpark Hellabrunn Zoo, Munich.

These cuties were born in February at Bristol Zoo Gardens.

This cub was born prematurely at Toronto Zoo. His mum rejected him soon after he was born, so he was cared for by staff at the zoo. Here he is making his debut in February.

This six-month old baby Western Lowland Gorilla is seen here enjoying the spring sunshine with her mother at Dublin Zoo.


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