An enormous gorilla weighing 25 stone strikes an odd connection with a tiny bushbaby – so small that it is smaller than the gorilla’s thumb. Bobo, a gorilla in need of rescue, is captured in adorable images cradling his new little pal and peering at him with curiosity in adorable photos. Following their touching bond, the ‘fair and gentle’ Western lowland gorilla even allowed the little bush baby to crawl around his body. In Mefou Primate Sanctuary, Cameroon, photographer Alex Benitez obtained these images.
#1. It’s not necessary for best friends to look alike to work well together, as these unique animal friendships indicate. Gorilla cradles bushbaby in palms of 25-stone body is definitely something to see. In Cameroon, Ape Action Africa is home to around 300 rescued primates, such as gorillas, chimpanzees, and monkeys. When Bobo, a 2-year-old western lowland gorilla, arrived at the refuge in 1994 as his mother had been killed by poachers.
#2. Bobo, our silverback gorilla, gained a new playmate last week – a wild bush baby!” In a Facebook post, Ape Action Africa said: In their morning inspections, the caregivers were shocked to see him holding the tiny primate with such tenderness.
#3. Elisse O’Sullivan, an Ape Action Africa representative, believes the bush baby had been living in the gorilla’s cage. According to her, “the bush baby showed no fear of Bobo, wandering around his body and spending time in an open grassy area before returning to Bobo.”
#4. In no time, Bobo’s new acquaintance had attracted the attention of the other gorillas, including 3 females, 3 young males, and 1 adult male. Robert became very possessive of his little companion, and he kept the rest of the gang at a distance from it.
#5. While his group mates, including his favorite Avishag, were curious, Bobo kept them at a distance, making sure that no one bothered his new friend, according to the sanctuary. As soon as Bobo’s arms were free, the bush baby hopped off to investigate the grass nearby and then returned.
#6. On their website, you can make a donation to aid with the care of Bobo, his companions, and hundreds of other rescued monkeys at Ape Action Africa.
You can watch their friendship here.
You can help Ape Action Africa care for Bobo and hundreds of other rescued animals by making a donation.