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Orphaned Baby Chimp Adopted by Dog (Photos)

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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.

 

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7:19PM PDT on May 12, 2015

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

7:18PM PDT on May 12, 2015

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

4:08AM PDT on Jul 22, 2013

Adorable! :D Thank you for sharing.

2:24PM PDT on Jul 20, 2013

Sweet

1:07PM PDT on Jul 20, 2013

Beautiful !

8:31AM PDT on Jul 20, 2013

...♥

5:51AM PDT on Jul 20, 2013

thank you for sharing 20/7

9:24PM PDT on May 27, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

11:10AM PDT on May 27, 2013

lol how cute! an example of a good Samaritan.

10:18AM PDT on May 27, 2013

awww

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