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Photographed in Tabin Wildlife Reserve in Sabah, Malaysia, a heartwarming scene unfolds as a mother orangutan engages in playful antics with her adorable young offspring. Mother orangutans are very caring mothers and must tend to all their baby’s needs for the first several years. This moment was even more poignant given their highly endangered status. This image was taken in February of 2023. Orangutan