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An Orphan Chimp Gets Adopted By The Most Unlikely Mother

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When a Mother Chimpanzee at the zoo died leaving its baby chimp behind a zoo employee knew the baby chimp would need extra special care and attention so she took the chimp home,where her dog who just had puppies took over.Its TOO cute NOT to share

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Past Member (0)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 11:05 am
Thanks for sharing.

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 11:10 am
Oh Florence what a good momma dog !! The little chimp looks so happy and loved !! This is a story that many humans could learn from.

Susan T (3)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 12:31 pm
So precious. Just goes to prove animals sometimes possess more "humanity" than humans!

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 2:06 pm
what a beautiful thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!OH SANTO DIO!!!!!!!!che bellezza!!!!!!!!!!!che cosi bella della vita!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Danuta W (1248)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 2:04 am

Donna B (36)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 5:45 am
Oh how wonderful. So glad that the employee took that baby home. The little one fit right in with the dog and her babies. Animal Love... Isn't it amazing?!?! Noted. Thx for sharing Florence. Just made MY day!

David C (133)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 5:58 am

Susanna Westerholm (8)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 6:09 am
Thank you! Made my day:)

Gloria picchetti (304)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 6:36 am
That's so sweet specially with the puppies!

June M (139)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 7:20 am
awesome..thanks Florence for sharing this wonderful story and beautiful pics ♥

Kath P (9)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 7:37 am
The little one looks very content and mom, as is usually the case, looks pooped out ;-)

Michele K. (0)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 8:50 am
This is so beautiful

Diana P (12)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 8:55 am

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 9:20 am
Awwww, how sweet. This just shows the capacity of animal love. Thanks for sharing, Florence.

. (0)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 9:24 am
Only in the animal kingdom would you find total acceptance. If only humankind worked the same way.

Kathlene Lentz (30)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 12:19 pm
The maternal instinct is alive and well in many species, and it makes for some odd families. That's just fine!

Virginia Esquer (8)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 12:31 pm
that is so beautiful another species take another when there is no boundaries, knowing she just understood he is a baby and needs love and affection like her own.

Dawn F (3)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 1:01 pm
Animals are amazing.

Christopher Fowler (82)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 2:06 pm
The dog looks to be a Mastiff. Those are great dogs with little ones. Very friendly and adorable. The chimp is one lucky orphan.

Mary Donnelly (47)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 4:23 pm
Lovely. Thanks Florence.

janet f (29)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 5:05 pm
Those pictures are amazing. Animals don't get the credit they deserve for being loving accepting beings.

Isabelle J (81)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 5:53 pm
Beautiful story, thanks !

Janet B (36)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 6:55 pm
Sweet baby, and new mom!

Christeen A (370)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 7:45 pm
This story warmed my heart. Thank you.

Ruth C (87)
Monday August 20, 2012, 4:46 am
Very sweet pictures.

Gina M (0)
Monday August 20, 2012, 8:17 am
Why can't people be more like animals?

Elaine Al Meqdad (283)
Monday August 20, 2012, 10:04 am
NOTED! What a beautiful story!

Maggie Carmel (5)
Monday August 20, 2012, 10:25 am
Noted and shared!
Too adorable not to share

Maggie Carmel (5)
Monday August 20, 2012, 10:26 am
One more time, animals shows us unconditional love!
Some human moms should definitely learn from this

Dianne D (490)
Monday August 20, 2012, 12:39 pm
Shouldn't the chimp have gone to another chimp to adopt? That being said, why are you letting your dog have puppies? That doesn't show responsibility and you should not have the chimp or the dog. Why are you adding to the animal over population crisis. Over 4 MILLION animals are euthanized each year and you are adding to that number? I suppose that you intend to rip the puppies from their mother and they will never see each other or their mom again. They are pack animals and are meant to be kept together as a family. You are a heartless person.

Florence Eaise (132)
Monday August 20, 2012, 12:52 pm
I get what youre saying @Dianne D, about the puppies, but please keep in mind we dont know what the situation is, while its incredibly irresponsible to NOT have pets that are spayed and neuterd(i fight for that cause daily) we DONT know what the entire situation is from a few pictures, that dog and puppies could be fosters and that woman could simply be providing a nice warm loving home and food to them, as she did with the baby chimp, i cant say for sure because again theyre only pictures as for the chimp, perhaps theyre werent any chimpanzee's to put the little one with, as you cant just put a strange chimp in with other chimps, its dangerous and the baby could be killed if they didnt accept him, whichever the case again i cant say for sure based on a few pictures but in any case when i look at the pictures i see a very happy and content baby chimpanzee, who will in time be placed with his own kind when he a little bigger and its less dangerous to place him there. I truly do get what your saying though thanks

Marliese B (69)
Monday August 20, 2012, 2:56 pm
Thank you for sharing. Posted it on facebook :)

Amanda A (201)
Monday August 20, 2012, 3:07 pm
Thank you for the sweet story

Sergio Padilla (65)
Monday September 3, 2012, 9:37 am
Thank you for posting, beautiful!
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