Orphaned Baby Chimp Adopted by Dog (Photos)

After its mother died, this little chimpanzee was in trouble: it needed lots of extra attention and care if it was going to survive. Luckily, a zoo employee was able to take the chimp home, where he could care for it until it was stronger. To his great surprise, his dog (who had just had a litter of puppies) adopted the orphan chimp and helped care for it as though it was one of her own babies!

Click through to see more unbelievable photos of this loving—if unusual—family.

 

(Photo Credit: Reddit)

 

 

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159 comments

gerlinde p.
gerlinde p.7 months ago

lovely story and pictures especially where he`s hugging the pups.

Dr. Jan Hill
Dr. Jan Hill8 months ago

Thanks.

Glennis Whitney
Glennis Whitney11 months ago

Such a loving caring and sharing article, they are all so adorable.

Glennis Whitney
Glennis Whitney11 months ago

Just so awesome, adorable dog, adorable chimp, adorable photos, just made my day more adorable.

Christina B.
Christina B.2 years ago

Adorable! :D Thank you for sharing.

KAREN G.
Karen G.2 years ago

Sweet

Isabelle J.
Isabelle J.2 years ago

Beautiful !

Ana Marija R.
ANA MARIJA R2 years ago

...♥

Nickihermes Celine
Past Member 2 years ago

thank you for sharing 20/7

Andrea Jarich
Andrea J.2 years ago

Thank you for sharing.