Watch Zookeeper Introduce Her New Baby to Orangutans in Adorable Video

The adorable moment a zookeeper introduced her new baby to the orangutans at Kansas City Zoo has been captured on film.

Amy, the zookeeper, brought in her baby to the zoo to meet the orangutans she has worked with for almost a decade.

A 45-year-old orangutan called Jill was "immediately enchanted" by the baby, the zoo said in a Facebook post. Another younger orangutan, 12-year-old Kalijon, was also there to say hello to the baby.

In the footage posted to Facebook, which can be seen here, Amy, the Australasia Team Lead at the zoo, can be seen holding her baby up to the glass of the orangutan enclosure.

The orangutans can be seen looking curiously at the baby, putting their faces right next to the glass to get a closer look. Jill appears to be making faces at Amy's new family member. Jill then puts her hand up to the glass. The zookeeper raises her own hand to meet it before the footage finishes.

On Facebook, the zoo said it was an "unforgettable moment." Orangutan Jill has a biological daughter at the zoo and a surrogate daughter. She also has a grandson.

"It was a very special moment for sure," Amy said, commenting on the Facebook video.

"It is always so special when they recognize me visiting on a day off from work. Having been on maternity leave and not seeing them in over two months now, it was even more special to have them come over to visit and meet my daughter."

Kalijon was especially "very intrigued" with the zookeepers belly when she was pregnant.

"I had to show them the results! These two were also there for my engagement a few years ago when my husband proposed in front of the outdoor exhibit, so it was wonderful to share life's next milestone with them as well," Amy said.

Orangutans are highly intelligent apes. A 2013 study found them to be capable of recognizing familiar faces. They have also been observed recognizing faces they saw a long time ago, indicating that they retain memories. While other animals are able to recognize humans, as orangutans are usually solitary, this finding has scientific importance as it shows just how intelligent these apes are.

Amy told Newsweek orangutans definitely know the people who take care of them. "They even recognize former caretakers who come back to visit the zoo. I definitely feel blessed to have the connection I have with them but I'm not the only lucky one. Jill and Kali are two of the more people-oriented orangutans at the [Kansas City Zoo], they seem to enjoy people watching and they will usually come over to visit people they know.

"And while we can't know what they are thinking, they are extremely intelligent and intuitive ... so I think it's possible that after watching me go through a pregnancy they could recognize that I was showing them my daughter, especially Jill who has birthed and raised multiple offspring of her own.

"There have been similar moments with previous babies of her care takers over the years and I'm sure they would be excited to see any future zookeeper babies that might be born that would stop by for a visit. Kansas City has been Jill's home since 1988."

This article has been updated to include quotes from Amy.

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A stock photo shows a female orangutan. Jill was "enchanted" by the zookeeper's new baby abadonian/Getty Images