Suryia the Orangutan bottle feeds, nurtures four tiger cubs at Myrtle Beach Safari

Suryia the Orangutan (Photo: ABC News)

Prepare yourselves for a whole new level of cute…

Suryia the orangutan enjoys playing parent to these four baby tiger cubs. The unusual friends live at the Myrtle Beach Safari preserve in South Carolina and apparently love spending time together.

“Suryia showed genuine interest in the cubs when the humans were feeding and caring for them,” Robert Johnson, a senior trainer at the preserve, wrote to ABC News. “As the saying goes, ‘monkey see, monkey do.’ Suryia started mimicking the human care giving behaviors and became very connected to the mothering process, which is particularly interesting for a male orangutan.”


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The tiger cubs in the video are all one to two-months-old. The cubs like to be bottle fed by the orangutan and they even cuddle up with him and climb on him.

Suryia was born at Myrtle Beach Safari preserve and is one of four orangutans who live there.

“He lives with his brothers and sisters and 10 other apes as well,” said Dr. Bhagavan Antle, the director of RareSpeciesFund.org.

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