Huge Gorilla Becomes Friends With Littlest Bush Baby, And The Photos Will Melt Your Heart
- 1:34 am September 19, 2018
This past week, I wrote a lot about animals matching the emotional maturity of us, humans, something that we falsely believed differentiates us from them. Out of everything that I wrote in last couple of days, this one most prominently proves the point. This is as heart melting as it can get!
Allow us to introduce you to someone. Someone extremely special. He who holds a power to change your life perspectives forever! Meet Bobo: a huge 400-pound gorilla with the gentlest soul!
You should also know that Bobo lives in Ape Action Africa’s Mefou Primate Sanctuary in Cameroon. The gorillas in Cameroon are often targeted by poachers, and they’re also losing their habitat due to deforestation. Yes, because of us, these animals are suffering like no ones business!
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Bobo came to the sanctuary in 1994 when he was two years old, after his mother was killed by poachers (a harsh reality that we have surprisingly normalized).
Anyways, Bobo's daily routine is extremely uncomplicated. All he does is, handout with other Gorillas. But life was about to take a turn!
Since Bobo is so big, he’s the undisputed leader of his group of silverback gorillas. But then, Bobo also has the reputation of being extremely gentle. The giant wouldn't hurt an ant.
One day, Bobo noticed a tiny creature climbing in the sanctuary’s trees. It was none other than a bush baby, Cameroon’s smallest primate. And as expected, Bobo immediately propounded a friendship!
The gorilla and bush baby played together for about two hours. During that whole time, Bobo was always gentle, and he made sure never to play too rough with the little creature. Isn't his picture cute according to you? Adorable!
“Bush babies are usually nocturnal so it is very rare to see one, and even rarer to witness this kind of interaction,” Ape Action Africa said. “The little bush baby was happy to play in Bobo’s arms, hopping off to explore the grass nearby, before returning to Bobo’s hand.”
If animals can be so friendly to each other, don't you think we humans can also learn a thing or two from them?