The Atlanta Zoo’s newest furry face survived an emergency C-section in January

By People Staff
Updated March 01, 2013 09:00 PM

This orangutan has plenty to smile about – and he knows it!

The 6-week-old male, a baby Sumatran orangutan, was born Jan. 14 at Georgia’s Zoo Atlanta after his mother, Blaze, went into labor unexpectedly. Following an emergency C-section, the adorable ape struggled to survive – but eventually pulled through and has since made a full recovery.

Though he has yet to be named, he is getting to know his fellow orangutans at the zoo’s habitat, including Mom. The baby and Blaze were reintroduced after she recovered from the procedure.