Steve Irwin Shares an Incredibly Tender Moment in 1997 With a Trusting Orangutan Mother and Her Baby

In an absolutely heartwrenching, beautiful moment from a 1997 episode entitled “Faces in the Forest” from the series The Crocodile Hunter , the late naturalist Steve Irwin shared an incredibly tender moment with a trusting orangutan mum who happily brought her baby over to meet him. The three mammals shared a beautiful hug while sitting comfortably on a branch of a Sumatran tree.

Steve falls in love with the orangutans of Sumatra and helps in the rehabilitation process while joining some of the wilder animals in the trees where they live.