Cerah, the Sumatran orangutan infant that was orphaned in December is now being cared for by her father in an unusual turn of events: Male Orangutan at Denver Zoo Cares for Baby Orangutan After Mother Dies "In the wild, orangutan males are not involved with their offspring. To see Berani step up as Mr. Mom, is an extremely rare situation—and Cerah couldn’t have asked for a better dad," officials said. "Berani is so attentive and protective of her, seeing to all her needs. He will carry her, comfort her, and even snuggles her when she sleeps."