A 25-stone gorilla has an unusual relationship with a tiny bush baby who is so small, and it is smaller than the gorilla’s thumb. Bobo, the gorilla is shown cuddling his new tiny companion and staring at him with curiosity. The ‘fair and gentle’ Western lowland gorilla even let the little bush baby crawl around his body after their heart-warming relationship. He was rescued and taken to the Mefou Primate Sanctuary in Cameroon, central Africa, by Ape Action Africa.
Photographer Alex Benitez captured these photographs in Cameroon’s Mefou Primate Sanctuary very attractively. The sight of a gorilla holding a bush baby in the palms of his 25-stone body is amazing. Ape Action Africa has roughly 300 rescued primates in Cameroon, including gorillas, chimps, and monkeys. Bobo, a 2-year-old western lowland gorilla, was brought to the sanctuary in 1994 after his mother was killed by poachers.
Bobo’s new companion quickly gathered the interest of the other gorillas, which included three females, three young males, and one adult male. Robert formed a strong bond with his small friend, keeping the rest of the gang at arm’s length. According to the sanctuary, while his group mates, especially his favorite Avishag, were interested, Bobo maintained them at a safe distance, ensuring that no one bothered his new friend.
Bobo hopped off to inspect the grass nearby as soon as his arms were free, then returned. Bobo, the silverback gorilla, got a new companion – a wild bush baby which is so wonderful bond. As these unusual animal friendships demonstrate, best friends shouldn’t have to look alike to act well together.
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