Huge Gorilla Forms Heartwarming Friendship With A Tiny Bush Baby

Huge Gorilla Forms Heartwarming Friendship With A Tiny Bush Baby

Ape Action Africa is a non-profit that is dedicated to the conservation of endangered gorillas, monkeys and chimpanzees, writes

Everyday, the caregivers check all 300 of the residents, this is routine and it usually yields routine results. But as it turns out, sometimes these ape inhabitants find new ways of surprising these experienced caregivers.

One day, a caregiver found Bobo, a Western Lowland gorilla who was rescued in 1996 with an expected new friend.

“On his morning checks, our gorilla caregiver discovered Bobo cradling a young, wild bush baby. The bush baby showed no fear of Bobo, moving around his body and spending time hopping around in an open grassy area, before choosing to return to Bobo.”

“Bush babies are usually nocturnal, so it is very rare to see one during the day. We have never witnessed a wild primate interacting with a rescued one at Mefou Sanctuary.”

Watch them together:

Bobo’s gang were also curious to see what was happening.

“Bobo’s group-mates were curious about the bush baby and hoped that he might share it with them, but Bobo kept the bush baby to himself.”

They spent a whole two hours together before Bobo returned his new mate to some trees where the bush baby disappeared.

Ape Action Africa is the largest conservation project of its kind in Africa with more than 300 primates in its care.

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