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BOBO THE GORILLA AND A TINY BUSH BABY ARE BEST FRIENDS.
Each morning, caretakers at Ape Action Africa’s Mefou Primate Sanctuary assess the animals’ well-being. And there are numerous animals to inspect. The sanctuary provides care for more than 300 rescued animals. In August, the caretakers visited the gorillas for a checkup. Bobo, a silverback gorilla, had discovered something out of the ordinary.
In 1994, Bobo, a western lowland gorilla, arrived at the sanctuary. Unfortunately, poachers murdered his mother, leaving him defenseless in the outdoors. Bobo had just turned 2 years old. Now, more than two decades later, he is the pack leader at the Cameroon sanctuary.
Bobo demonstrates that, despite being a dominant male, he can be a gentle behemoth in his forest domain. When the morning caretakers checked on the gorillas, they could not believe what they saw. Bobo befriended a small creature he discovered in the forest.
They observed as Bobo formed a rapport with a shrub baby he discovered. He cradles the creature in his hand, demonstrating his desire to protect this endearing creature.
“This week, our silverback gorilla Bobo made an unexpected new friend: an untamed shrub baby! During their morning inspections, caregivers uncovered him holding the small primate. They were astonished to see him handle it with such care.”According to Elissa O’Sullivan, the bush baby resided most likely within the gorilla’s enclosure. “The bush baby displayed no fear of Bobo, moving around his body and hopping in an open grassy area for some time before returning to Bobo.”
Soon, the other gorillas became increasingly interested in meeting Bobo’s new companion. “The members of Bobo’s group were extremely inquisitive, especially his favorite female Avishag. However, he kept everyone at a distance, ensuring that no one would disturb his new friend. O’Sullivan expressed.
According to the sanctuary, bush infants are typically nocturnal. Therefore, it is extremely uncommon to see one, and it is even scarce to observe this interaction. The bushbaby was delighted to play in Bobo’s arms. Before returning to Bobo’s hand, hopping away to investigate the adjacent vegetation.
Bobo and the forest baby spent nearly two hours playing and bonding. When they had finished playing, Bobo, who walked on two legs like a human, returned his diminutive companion to the forest. The incredible, kind-hearted colossus Bobo demonstrates that there is compassion in the world. Observe below how he interacts with this endearing little creature.