Heartwarming Footage Shows Chimp's Reaction To Seeing His Human Parents
Remember Christian the Lion? The lion that remembered his old owners after years of living in the wild? Well now there is a chimpanzee version and it's bloody adorable.
Footage from the Zoological Wildlife Foundation in Miami shows Limbani the chimp being reunited with his old foster parents, Jorge and Tania.
After his mum broke three ribs during birth and couldn't produce enough milk to feed him, Limbani was rejected and left to fend for himself.
Jorge and Tania took him in and provided him with 24-hour care until he was old enough to leave and without them he would have surely died
Limbani has not forgotten their kindness, either. Apparently, this reaction is how he greets the pair every time he sees them.
He grabs hold of them and gives them each a big old hug and shows his love for them. If you don't melt just a little bit watching it, you're probably not a real human being.
A post from the foundation said: "The pure excitement and joy when Limbani sees our close friends can only be appreciated if watched and heard.
"Tania and Jorge can go without seeing him for a couple months and his reaction is always the same.
"Limbani by far is the most loved of the entire ZWF family.
"Without human intervention and modern medicine, he wouldn't been here today."
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It wasn't always this easy for them. After he was born and rejected, Limbani also struggled with pneumonia in the first few months of his life. Jorge and Tania, being the good eggs that they are, looked after him with amazing diligence and kindness.
They probably deserve a big hug every time they see their adopted monkey baby.
It's not the first time that Limbani has had a brush with fame, too. Earlier in the year he went viral when his relationship with a dog called Bruno was filmed and posted on the internet.
The friendly chimp was spotted playing with a large Mastiff puppy called Bruno, the two obviously get on like a house on fire. It's also pretty damn adorable.
At the time, Mario Tabraue, who owns a small private zoo in Miami, said: "A special bond that the chimpanzee has with Bruno is exceptional.
"It's beyond what I ever expected. The endearment between them is just incredible.
"Why can a chimpanzee that has the power to tear somebody apart live with a dog ... and they love each other? Yet humans can't get along."
Hey, we could all learn a little something from that.
Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Zoological Wildlife Foundation
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