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Baboon Adopts Chicken

Animals  (tags: loving, kindness, "companion animals" )

- 3971 days ago -
This has got to be the cleanest chicken in the world.


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Kathy W (299)
Tuesday September 2, 2008, 1:30 am
Chicken didn't seem to mind. Least they were able to keep each other company. Thanks Putin.

Linda H (199)
Wednesday September 3, 2008, 4:00 pm
Such a cute story! I loved the video! they both seem to like each other.Wow who would have guessed?Thanks,Putin!

Tania Duratovic (1)
Wednesday September 3, 2008, 5:05 pm
It's actually very sad. The baboon is clearly very lonely & bored & should not be stuck in a zoo in the first place. An illustration of compassion & kindness between species. Perhaps humans should follow this exampl more...

Clever Pseudonym (176)
Wednesday September 3, 2008, 5:08 pm

Wednesday September 3, 2008, 9:45 pm

Natasha G (23)
Thursday September 4, 2008, 1:42 pm
I love stories like these. Thanks!

IE Ries (237)
Sunday September 21, 2008, 7:43 pm
The baboon is very lonely and the chicken is a surrogate baboon (and obviously enjoying the benefits of the mutual grooming that baboons do for one another). I do agree it's sad that this primate is being kept alone, though clearly the bird and the baboon have become friends, trust each other, and mutally benefit from their shared captive existence. Just goes to show that humans aren't the only creatures that can make friends, if nothing else.

Thanks for finding this, it's interesting to see the many examples of "animal friends."

Cathy L (12)
Wednesday December 30, 2009, 2:12 pm
I don't remember chickens being all that on grooming but but at his expense I am glad to see the baboon have a companion. I didn't notice any chicken scratch areas just cement.
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