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Chimp, Human Babies Are Fast Friends

Baby Chimp, Human Baby at Zoo Become Fast Friends

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Video of a baby at the Sedgwick County Zoo sharing a moment with a baby chimp is making people everywhere smile. The two share a moment looking at one another and playfully slapping the glass.

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11:55AM PDT on Aug 26, 2012

I agree with Diane L.--it did not look to me as if the baby chimp was having fun there. Also it makes me sad to see videos of the orangutan who played Clyde, particularly in this context. Information that emerged in later years indicated that he had a miserable existence. His trainers/owners beat him savagely on a regular basis and in fact beat him to death. We need to evolve our ideas about our fellow primates and not consider them entertainment.

3:19AM PDT on Aug 25, 2012

thanx

3:44PM PDT on Aug 24, 2012

aaawwwww

10:13AM PDT on Jun 25, 2012

Perception, by our animal cousins, is something we, humans, don't completely comprehend.

1:25AM PDT on Jun 24, 2012

This video is the topic of another Care.2 discussion and look again, folks! The grandmother here is exhibiting very irresponsible behavior and encouraging this infant to "tease" the chimp. That chimp is NOT trying to play.........he/she is very aggressive and is exhibiting what is known as "display" behavior to intimidate and dominate another "being".

Please watch again..........the chimp is BANGING the glass with the backs of the hands........NOT trying to "touch" with fingertips, and then kicks viciously with ONE foot at the glass. Those kicks are meant to injure. The chimp is 2 years old and approaching the age where he/she will try to establish his/her place in the chimp society.

Sorry, I don't find this "cute" at all. Thank GOD that glass was there or that would have been a severely injured little baby!

12:12AM PDT on Jun 24, 2012

The way it ought to be! So very touching.

9:23PM PDT on Jun 23, 2012

thanks

7:47PM PDT on Jun 23, 2012

So cute!

6:35PM PDT on Jun 23, 2012

Terrific!

8:41AM PDT on Jun 23, 2012

If only that innocence and trust could be the natural way of our entire lives!

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