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The Only Human This 59-Year-Old Chimpanzee Wanted To See Was Her Old Caretaker Who Finally Came To See Her (6 pics + 1 video)

Posted in Animals   18 Oct 2017   / 3879 views

This is Mama, a 59 year-old chimpanzee who was matriarch of the colony at the Royal Burgers Zoo in Arnhem, the Netherlands

She was coming to the end of her life, sick and unable to eat

Hearing the news, her old friend Professor Jan van Hooff came back to visit Mama and pay his last respects

At first Mama, weak and seemingly accepting of her nearing end, didn’t recognize Jan

When she does though, the emotions are clear for all to see

They had known each other since 1972 and they shared a deep bond

Watch the video below to see the amazing bond that can be forged between animals and humans, and don’t forget the Kleenex






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