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Your morning adorable: Mother orangutan cradles her baby at Germany's Dresden Zoo

December 1, 2009 | 11:51 am

Daisy the orangutan and her son, Dodi, at the Dresden Zoo in Germany

Daisy, an orangutan resident of Germany's Dresden Zoo, gave birth last week to her second offspring. The baby, a male, has been given the name Dodi -- and it's plain to see that Daisy is a devoted mother to the little fellow (who, according to the German news source Bild, weighs only 1.5 pounds). 

Such devotion to their offspring is typical of orangutan mothers; in the wild, young orangutans typically live with their mothers until they're 6 or 7 years old. (Daisy's older offspring, a female named Djasinga, is 6 years old and moved to the Berlin Zoo last year.)

More photos of Daisy and Dodi after the jump!

Daisy the orangutan and her son, Dodi, at the Dresden Zoo in Germany

Daisy the orangutan and her son, Dodi, at the Dresden Zoo in Germany

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-- Lindsay Barnett

First, second photos: Norbert Millauer /AFP/Getty Images
Third photo: Matthias Hiekel / European Pressphoto Agency

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